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  • Polar bears The Arctic provides critical habitat for threatened species such as polar bears. Photo: © Ralph Lee Hopkins, National Geographic Creative

    IUCN World Heritage report stresses urgency of protecting the Arctic from ships and oil as ice melts

    Monaco, 4 April 2017 (IUCN) – The Arctic Ocean urgently needs protection as melting sea ice is opening up previously inaccessible areas to activities such as shipping, bottom trawl fishing and oil exploration, according to a scientific report launched today...
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