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THE RAPID MELT OF GLACIERS will lead to sea level rise over the next century.

| Photo: Lawrence Hislop


Coastal Arctic communities depend on sea ice for hunting and fishing.

Coastal Arctic communities depend on sea ice for hunting and fishing.

| Photo: Lawrence Hislop, Peter Prokosch and Ă˜ystein Paulsen

The global population of polar bears is 20,000 to 25,000, and is declining.

2010 THE YEAR OF BIODIVERSITY

THE LIFE IN THE ARTICS


ARCTIC ENVIRONMENT & CULTURE – dogsledding is a critical part of Greenlandic culture and economy.

REINDEER IN THE ARCTIC – The iconic reindeer is vital to indigenous peoples around the circumpolar north.

Reindeer habitat and the climate are changing too quickly for them to adapt.

| Photo: Lawrence Hislop


A HUGE WATER TANK – Glaciers provide 40 percent of Europe’s fresh water.

| Photo: Lawrence Hislop

SNOW & ICE – help reflect the sun and cool the planet.


ARCTIC WETLANDS –provide a habitat for plants, insects, and birds.

Approximately 1,700 species of plants live on the Arctic tundra

The Red Knot makes one of the longest yearly migrations of any bird, traveling over 30,000 km

Lofoten wetland are important for water purification.

Photo: Lawrence Hislop

| Photo: Lawrence Hislop and Peter Prokosch


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