How this gift helps the planet
Buy this gift today and receive a personalised certificate that shows your friend or loved one they are helping to protect the walrus' icy home.
The walrus’ world is changing fast
Climate change isn’t just melting the walrus’ home - it’s introducing new threats.
Industrial development is heating up in the Arctic. Ships can more easily navigate ice-free waters in Canada and Russia, and oil and gas projects are moving north all around the pole. Walruses face toxic spills and disturbances to haulouts.
You can support WWF’s work to keep Arctic development from endangering walruses. Your support also helps WWF study walrus populations, so we can advise governments on the best way to protect them. WWF is supporting research on this vital Arctic habitat so Arctic people and governments can ensure walruses, and all the life linked to sea ice, can thrive long into the future.
Because walruses inhabit such remote and challenging habitat, collecting high quality data isn't cheap.
WWF supports walrus patrols in Russia. The patrols keep walrus haulouts safe from disturbances, and ward off polar bears attracted to the walruses (and nearby villages) for an easy meal. These patrols cost between €15,000 and €30,000 a year.
The WWF is able to meet these challenges and invent new ways to study walruses, like using satellite imagery to find and count walruses on shore through the support of people like you.