Arctic Coast Ecosystem
America Arctic is our nation's final conservation frontier. The coastal waters, rolling tundra, wild rivers, and precious wetlands, ponds, and deep lakes of the Arctic support a stunning array of wildlife. Nearly 200 bird species nest on the tundra and wetlands, while caribou, musk oxen, wolverines, and grizzly roam the vast expanses of wild lands. Of all the Arctic's denizens, perhaps none is more emblematic-or imperiled-than the polar bear, the world's largest land carnivore. Read more.
polar bear (Ursus maritimus)