Russian-American Collaboration
Carries on in Key Arctic Ecosystem

Joel Berger, a field biologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society, spent several weeks on Wrangel Island this spring. In the third of three blog posts, he writes about efforts to better understand how rapid climate change might affect muskoxen and other wildlife in the Russian and North American Arctic. READ MORE

 

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On Russia's Wrangel Island, a polar bear and her cubs feast on the remains of a muskoxen. Located 300 miles above the Arctic Circle, Wrangel is home to a population or roughly 900 muskoxen and has what may be the highest density of denning polar bears in the world. (Photo credit: Olga Starova)

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