Long-term surveys show that the breeding population of Adelie penguins in the Windmill Islands region has increased sixfold over the past 60 years.
At the meeting in Berlin, the majority of countries had voted in favor of granting the emperor penguin protected status, yet China voted against it.
Scientists are testing a new way to protect people from polar bears — and vice versa
Although no living thing is spared from climate change, Arctic wildlife is the most vulnerable. The Earth is warming 2.5 times faster than other parts of our planet.
Walruses were once widespread in the Svalbard archipelago. But 350 years of unchecked hunting pushed them to the brink of extinction. Walruses have been protected since 1952.
Rockhopper penguins know their way around steep terrain. New studies show that the little guys have a lot going for them in other ways, too.
To protect whales, WWF Russia reports that shipping in the Bering Strait and narrow areas of the Northern Sea Route need to be restricted.
Visitors to the Ushuaia Yacht Club witnessed an unusual event. More than a dozen dolphins approached the shore and beached next to the pier.
During a trip to Wrangel Island, Russian photographer Dmitry Kokh discovered polar bears living in an abandoned weather station on Kolyuchin Island.
Walruses feed almost exclusively on small molluscs. How do they get them out of the sea floor? With their tusks, it was assumed for a long time. Not true.
In New Zealand waters, leopard seals do not appear to spurn sharks as prey, researchers have found.
Adélie penguins often steal rocks from each other’s nests, but new research shows the crafty birds target some nests more than others.
The number of brown bears in Scandinavia has increased over the past decades thanks to effective protection measures. Guest author Stefan Leimer tells about his encounter with bears in Finland.
Reindeer are one of the farthest north living large mammals and inhabit circumpolar tundra areas in large numbers.
Bird die-offs seem not to be common, but in the Bering region these dramatic events in the wild have been occurring over the past few years on a regular basis.
This book is like a small expedition: experience unique encounters with blue whales, reindeer, polar bears and walruses. Feel the endless expanse of wild Arctic nature.
In the second part of the series on the fate of polar bears, guest author Peter Balwin shows how a tradition has turned into a bloody business that threatens the future of the king of the Arctic more massively than climate change.
A leopard seal normally inhabiting Antarctica has turned up in Lyall Bay in Wellington, on New Zealand’s North Island.
The polar bear has become a symbol of climate change. While researchers and politicians continue to merely debate instead of act: How is the king of the Arctic doing?
After the long break caused by the pandemic, whale watching tours in northern Norway started again at the beginning of June.
Penguins spend half of their lives in the water. Observations have shown that they can spend longer periods under water than was previously known.
In the summer of 2021, expedition members will gather information about the polar bear population as part of the Master of the Arctic environmental project.
Spring is also slow to arrive in northern Norway, and the few marsh crocodiles that have been released on Andøya are slow to emerge from their winter dormancy.
If the beautiful Sedna had not resisted her father’s wish to marry her off to a black raven, there would be no seals in the seas today.