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In 2008 the United Nations Environment Program expressed extreme concern for the implications of climate change on the Arctic regions. A warming Arctic climate is projected to cause various consequences such as melting sea ice and a rising and warming sea level, which in turn has a significant effect on the natural ecosystem.
Russian border tower 1984 at the Pasvik River, which was turned into a bird observation tower
View on the Pasvik River from the bird observation tower (former Russian border tower)
Inauguration of bird observation tower (former Russian border tower) in the Pasvik valley 1995
Shrubs in autumn colors, Southern Iceland
Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) at breeding site near Reykjavik, Iceland
Habitat for Dwarf Fireweed (Chamerion latifolium), Yukon, Canada
Bever habitat near Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Open landscape shaped by beavers, near Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes), Yukon, Canada
Lesser Golden Plover (American Golden Plover, Pluvialis dominica), Sirmilik National Park, Bylot Island, Canada
Lesser Golden Plover (American Golden Plover, Pluvialis dominica), Sirmilik National Park, Bylot Island, Canada
Pair of Long-tailed Ducks or Oldsquaw (Clangula hyemalis), Bylot Island, Canada
Pair of Long-tailed Ducks or Oldsquaw (Clangula hyemalis), Bylot Island, Canada
Lapland Bunting or Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus),  Pond Inlet, Canada
Short-billed Dowitcher (imnodromus griseus), Copper River Delta, Alaska
Short-billed Dowitcher (imnodromus griseus), Copper River Delta, Alaska
Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri), Copper River Delta, Alaska
Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival, Cordova, Alaska
Copper River Delta, Alaska
Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri), Copper River Delta, Alaska
Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival, Cordova, Alaska
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