The Last Ice Area
The news is not all bad; as the rapid changes unfold across the Arctic there remains a valuable opportunity to conserve wildlife into the future. One area along the northern coasts of Ellesmere Island and Greenland is projected to retain its summer sea ice longer than any other area in the entire Arctic. This is the core of the Last Ice Area, a region where we have the chance to get it right by planning for a healthy Arctic future. It’s an opportunity to make sure that Arctic ecosystems are valued by communities and businesses in the north and around the world, that this resilient region will support people and wildlife for generations to come.
We’re funding research to learn more about this region, which will be so critical for the future of the Arctic. We're also working with local communities and governments to determine the most appropriate management for the Last Ice Area.
We’re working for a healthy, resilient Arctic that can provide a home to wildlife as their current habitat declines.
© Peter Ewins / WWF-Canada
Senior Officer, Government & Community Relations, Arctic Program