Fact Sheet
Arctic
Arctic Landscape, © Larry Malvin

Defenders in Action

Fighting harmful oil and gas development

Defenders is fighting to block harmful oil and gas development proposals in Congress, working to achieve a wilderness designation for the Arctic refuge’s coastal plain and advocating against dangerous oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

Creating climate adaptation policy

We’re working with federal and state organizations to plan strategically for climate change impacts and implement these plans to conserve arctic wildlife.

Polar bear coexistence and habitat protection

Defenders is working with the Alaska Nanuuq Commission, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Alaska communities to share polar bear coexistence practices by hosting workshops and trainings focused on polar bear deterrence methods, as well as testing bear-proof food lockers to keep bears out of trouble in local communities.

Wildlife oil spill preparedness

We’re working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and others to ensure that an efficient and coordinated wildlife cleanup response is in place in the event of an oil spill. 

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