Our Work

Hundreds and thousands of sea birds, up to half a million tons of codfish and more than a million tons of herring could all perish should an oil-spill happen in the Barents Sea. The harsh climate conditions and the short, simple food chain make the marine ecosystem of the Barents Sea especially sensitive to chemical and oil pollution. Oil and gas is developing at full speed…

The current population of cod, consisting of mostly young fish, is particularly vulnerable to oil pollution. Besides oil, poaching is also a threat. According to WWF research, 100,000 tons of fish are unlawfully caught every year in the Barents Sea.

The main purpose of our work in the Barents Sea region is to preserve the Sea for future generations -- its rich, diverse and highlyproductive,wildlife populations, its natural ecosystem processes, and its natural beautyWe know that the threat to the animal and plant world in the Barents Sea is growing with the rise of hydrocarbon marine transportation and oil and gas extraction on the sea shelf. That is why we are involved in preparing volunteers for the cleanup of shoreline oil-spills, taking part in the hearings for oil-gas development in the region, and making recommendations for the preservation of this unique marine ecosystem.

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September 2011