Our human footprint is expanding rapidly, pushing us into formerly untouched areas. Together with our partners, we protect forests, wetlands, grasslands and Arctic waters to safeguard diverse animal and plant life and help rein in climate change.

My Turn: Arctic Council Can Protect Environment by Promoting Ban on Fuel Oil

March 7, 2017
This week the eight permanent members of the Arctic Council, six organizations that represent the Arctic indigenous peoples and numerous observer states are meeting in Juneau, Alaska, as the...

The True Cost of Oil Spills

February 9, 2017
The Arctic hosts one of the world’s most productive and most pristine marine environments.  An oil spill of heavy fuel oil, which could devastate this fragile world and destroy...

The Power of Partnerships

January 31, 2017
Nina Zaporotskaya created an unlikely alliance between park rangers and indigenous groups to protect wild salmon. Nina Zaporotskaya is a salmon defender. And she is one of the reasons...

Arctic Peoples and Mammals in Crisis

January 30, 2017
Eduard Zdor protects walruses threatened by climate change and connects indigenous youth with their cultural traditions. Scientists and indigenous peoples noticed a disturbing trend among walrus populations in Chukotka...

Courage Trumps Fear

January 30, 2017
Aleksei Gribkov defies government pressure and wins landmark legal victory for Russia’s environmental movement. Aleksei Gribkov did not back down when Russia’s state security agencies harassed him and his...

Saving Russia’s Forest Starts with Protecting Its Big Cats

January 30, 2017
Sergei Berezniuk’s fight to protect the endangered Siberian tiger helps save an entire ecosystem. In the summer of 2012, eight Siberian tiger skins, including those of little tiger cubs,...