There’s a place of great tradition, diversity and vulnerability.
We have a shared opportunity to ensure the Arctic is considered and protected, especially because its inhabitants and natural phenomena are at risk now more than ever before.
Our Arctic Mission is Twofold
Circumpolar Conservation Union (CCU) is a nonprofit organization that works to maintain the ecological and cultural integrity of the Arctic. In other words, we help safeguard the Arctic environment and support the subsistence way of life upheld by the area’s indigenous peoples.
One Distinct Region has Universal Impact
The Arctic is a unique territory located at the northernmost part of Earth. It consists of eight states: Canada, Denmark (Greenland and Faroe Islands), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States. Iconic marine mammals and millions of migratory birds are found in this globally significant habitat that’s truly unlike any other.
Important Ecological Marine Areas in the Arctic
Arctic marine ecosystems have experienced profound and rapid changes over the past several decades. These changes have spurred a variety of efforts to evaluate ecologically important marine areas in the Arctic and to examine the need for conservation…
By Ravenna Koenig, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Fairbanks –July 23, 2018 The Inuit Circumpolar Council wrapped up its 2018 General Assembly Thursday in Utqiaġvik. Listen Here Iñupiat, Yupik and Cup’ik from Alaska and Inuit from Canada, Greenland and Russia got…
Canada is home to several unique marine environments that, due to their sensitive ecosystems and increasing amounts of human pressure, need to be conserved and protected for the benefit of our natural aquatic wildlife and all Canadians. Today,…