The Arctic is an important part of Canada's identity, and WWF supports its healthy future.
We shouldn’t have to be resilient
To survive prolonged crises, communities around the world need many of the same things: food security, clean water, safe housing, reliable infrastructure and accessible health care. But not every community has all these—and those in the Arctic face unique and additional challenges.Read more
How we work
WWF supported a project to collect rare drone footage of bowhead, one of Canada’s largest and longest-lived marine mammals.
WWF is looking at the future management of the "Last Ice Area", the place where summer sea ice is projected to persist longest.
In the community of Arviat, WWF supports a polar bear patrol and pilot projects with food storage containers, solar-powered electric fencing and diversionary feeding stations.
WWF is advocating for renewable energy, and piloting renewable solutions with some Arctic communities.
Working with northern communities in the Arctic by providing resources and expertise to ensure that community viewpoints on conservation issues are heard in decision-making processes impacting caribou habitat.
WWF supports polar bear surveys using an innovative mark-recapture technique that does not require tranquilising the bears.
WWF works with Students on Ice to provide high school students a first hand experience of the effects of climate change in the Arctic.
WWF has created maps and posters for Canadian ships in the Arctic to help mariners identify and avoid marine mammals.
WWF supports a multi-partner research project with local Inuit communities, fitting satellite radio-transmitters to narwhals to investigate seasonal movements, key staging and wintering habitats, dive depths and diets.
Plans are just the start: Sub-Arctic communities need a whole-of-society approach to carry them out25 October 2021
The Beverly and Qamanirjuaq caribou herds of Canada: On the road to serious decline23 September 2021
Meet the team
As climate change reduces the size and duration of summer Arctic sea ice, scientific projections show it will last the longest above Canada and Greenland. This is the Last Ice Area.
Wildlife doesn't recognize borders, and these seas shared by Canada, Russia and the United States are a perfect opportunity for Arctic collaboration.