Arctic Bound

Arctic Bound Photo
Right now, along with millions of other shorebirds and waterfowl, semipalmated plovers are winging their way up to Alaska, headed for their spring nesting grounds. These birds breed on the immense wetlands of the Arctic coastal plain. Come winter, the plovers will return to the southern coasts of the U.S., the Caribbean, and coastal Central and South America.

WCS has a long history of conservation work in Arctic Alaska. In the 1950s, our support for regional wildlife surveys helped create the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In 2001, we reestablished an active, on-the-ground presence in Arctic Alaska and today WCS conservationists are working to advance wildlife conservation in this once-remote region, amid a rapidly changing climate and expanding energy development.

© Steve Zack

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