Last Ice Area
It’s an unparalleled opportunity: the chance to help determine and secure the best future for this vital Arctic ecosystem.
Proceeds from the Arctic Home campaign support a WWF project called the Last Ice Area - the area where critical Arctic sea ice is predicted most resilient in the face of climate change.
With the leadership of local people in Canada and Greenland, WWF is working to help develop a plan for this area of ice high in the Arctic, to offer a future to ice-dependent wildlife, like polar bears, and meet the needs of Inuit. Learn more.
It’s not too late. While the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the global average, the Last Ice Area offers a chance to conserve a critical ecosystem.
Save the Arctic for life
© Sara Falconer
We are witnessing million-year-old glaciers melting and sea ice disappearing. If this trend continues, whole communities of people and wildlife could lose their homes. Climate change is also opening up opportunities for industrial exploration and development, which require proper planning. This is a critical time for us to work together to ensure thriving lives and livelihoods in our beautiful North. Please join WWF in conserving the Arctic for life.
What's at stake?
© Steve Morello / WWF-Canon
Sinking villages, dangerous weather and ice conditions, unpredictable wildlife patterns, conflicts with hungry polar bears - these are among the effects of climate change on Arctic peoples. Will communities have to choose between jobs for their children and the health of their land? WWF sees a future for both. Learn more.
Polar bear, narwhal, walrus:
Summer sea ice could disappear from most of the Arctic in a generation. With it will go some of the most critical habitat for these species. Their best hope is tied to a resilient area of ice in the high Arctic regions of Greenland and Canada, an area that needs the right management and protections. Learn more.
If the planet's most powerful nations focus on their right to exploit Arctic resources, taking a "use it or lose it" approach, we're all at risk. Poor planning could lead to the collapse of globally important fish stocks, economically and ecologically disastrous oil spills, and international conflict with dire consequences. But it doesn't have to be that way, if responsible stewardship is the operating principle.