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Arctic Biodiversity
Arctic Biodiversity
In 2008 the United Nations Environment Program expressed extreme concern for the implications of climate change on the Arctic regions. A warming Arctic climate is projected to cause various consequences such as melting sea ice and a rising and warming sea level, which in turn has a significant effect on the natural ecosystem.
  • Polar bear on pack ice North of Svalbard
  • Polar bear on pack ice North of Svalbard
  • Polar bear siblings on pack ice North of Svalbard
  • Polar bear siblings on pack ice North of Svalbard
  • Polar bear siblings on pack ice North of Svalbard
  • Polar bear siblings on pack ice North of Svalbard
  • Polar bear siblings on pack ice North of Svalbard
  • Polar bear siblings on pack ice North of Svalbard
  • Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus), Raudfjorden, Northwest Spitsbergen National Park, Svalbard
  • Polar bear (Ursus maritimus), Northwest Spitsbergen National Park, Svalbard
  • Polar bear (Ursus maritimus), Northwest Spitsbergen National Park, Svalbard
  • Russian border tower 1984 at the Pasvik River, which was turned into a bird observation tower
  • View on the Pasvik River from the bird observation tower (former Russian border tower)
  • Inauguration of bird observation tower (former Russian border tower) in the Pasvik valley 1995
  • Tundra low land near Alkornet, Svalbard
  • Svalbard Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus) at Plateau mountain near Longyearbyen, Svalbard
  • The last musk ox (Ovibos moschatus) in Svalbard, seen in Bjørndalen 1982
  • Shrubs in autumn colors, Southern Iceland
  • Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) at breeding site near Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Habitat for Dwarf Fireweed (Chamerion latifolium), Yukon, Canada
  • Bever habitat near Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
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