The subarctic palsa mire is among the ”early warning” ecosystems which are especially sensitive to changing climatic conditions. As they disappear, the unfolding landscape can foreshadow broader ecological changes in the Arctic.
The development of renewable energy and alternative material technologies, increasing demand for environmental conservation and changes in consumerism are all affecting the likelihood of High Arctic natural resources being utilised in the near future.
However, somewhat ironically, the increased sea ice melt associated with climate change may make access to High Arctic resources easier, thus increasing the profitability of extraction.
Hunting and climate change as a result of human activity have caused Arctic fox populations to dramatically decrease. However, it also depends on us to bring the Arctic fox back to Fennoscandia.
This blog posts sheds light on what has caused the Arctic fox to become regionally extinct, what solutions there are to help conservation, and what the future of the Arctic fox is.