Largely unspoiled, with spectacular peaks, glaciers and sea ice, the Arctic is in danger because of climate change
It may sound dramatic but the race is on to save the Arctic; and it’s a race against time. The arctic ice is thinning. The polar bear habitat is shrinking. Drilling from offshore oil rigs is hazardous. All these factors have put this unique ecosystem in grave danger.
the lack of nature conservation affects one specific region, there are
repercussions elsewhere. That’s why we support the actions of the Nature Conservancy, a charity dedicated to protecting the lands and waters on which all life depends.
If we are going to save the planet, we need to save the Arctic.
Crowning the top of the world, the frozen Arctic Ocean provides an unlikely home for a spectrum of enchanting creatures. Above the ice and below, beluga whales, narwhals, bowhead whales, walruses, and murres prosper. Narrated by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle.
The walrus is one more native Arctic species that must be protected
Large areas of ice have disappeared, putting polar bear populations at risk
The severe Arctic climate makes drilling from offshore oil rigs very precarious
Knowledge is a powerful tool. Responsible actions can bring about change. Doing and supporting and making things happen is exhilarating and rewarding. We sincerely hope it’s not too late to save the Arctic and our planet, so let's do whatever we can to make sure this doesn’t happen!
Communications tent set up during an exercise to test the Spilled Oil Response System
In the coming months we will be showcasing more environment-related topics. Currently we are preparing an article on environmental careers, which are in growing demand and so very rewarding.
One way for us to join forces and help the Nature Conservancy carry on their work is to acquire a unique, handcrafted glass pendant from our collection of Gift Ideas For Her. Please click on the words Gift Catalog to view. We are proud to make them available to our visitors. Enjoy looking at them, giving them and wearing them!
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For those of you who are interested in the Canadian government’s future High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, please read on. The two Montreal-based architectural firms have incorporated Inuit knowledge and culture into the design and function of this project—scheduled for completion in 2017—so that it is “welcoming and open.” It will be environmentally friendly and feature solar panels and composting toilets.
The Station will strengthen Canada’s commitment to Arctic research, and attract international scientists to work in Canada for the good of the entire region and, consequently, all mankind. It aims to be a world leader in green technologies for the Arctic. Please visit http://www.science.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=74E65368-1 for more details.