What WWF Is Doing
WWF’s goal is to ensure that any type of industrial development is sustainable and won’t harm the wildlife population or ecosystems. They offer expertise on oil spill prevention and response methods. WWF works closely with conservationists, locals, and scientists to deal with oil and gas development prevention plans to reduce any future incidents.
They are even constructing sensitivity maps for the maritime vessels to stray away from any ecological fragile areas in the arctic ocean. WWF is working on a polar code with the International Maritime Organization to provide a safer and faster route for the future.
Since 1992 WWF has been working with a natural safety net of ice in the High Arctic of Canada and Greenland which covers over 320 million acres of ice. According to research scientists it has the capability to preserve ice longer than anywhere else in the ocean. WWF has been communicating with locals in order to establish an appropriate management plan for this area to protect the culture and economies of the species that are dependent on ice for survival.