Bird species that migrate to the Arctic coasts and wetlands arrive from nearly every corner of the planet. During the summer, the sun never or nearly never sets, resulting in a short but intensive breeding season when millions of migratory birds arrive in the Arctic to breed. The majority of these birds seek the wetlands and coastal shores of the tundra plains. No other place on Earth receives so many migratory species from nearly all corners of the planet. The Arctic coastal regions therefore hold a very special global conservation value.
From collection: International Polar Year (IPY) educational posters
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal