Wednesday, March 14, 2012

We must preserve the Arctic

Maria Domnitskaya 

15.12.2011, 20:21

In the autumn, the area of the Arctic covered by ice decreased, reaching its historical minimum, which opened up ice-free Northern Shipping route. In view of this, there has been a surge in plans to develop the Arctic, which included developing its oil and gas fields.

In the autumn, the area of the Arctic covered by ice decreased, reaching its historical minimum, which opened up ice-free Northern Shipping route. In view of this, there has been a surge in plans to develop the Arctic, which included developing its oil and gas fields. Due to this growing threat to the fragile ecosystem in the region, the World Wildlife Fund’s Russian division declared 2012 the Year of the Arctic.WWF Russia has urged the Russian government to undertake the leading role in the preservation of the Arctic by becoming a role model for the other countries in the region. It identified the most urgent issues which have to be solved in the coming year. The key task is to expand the conservation area in the Russian Arctic. The new conservation area will reach 2 million hectares which could be compared to the total areas of Israel and Slovenia.

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