The polar regions of the Arctic and Antarctica are considered to be two of the most remarkable places on Earth. With their isolated locations and rugged landscapes of ice fields, glaciers and icebergs, these areas are renowned for their spectacular wilderness. Despite their harsh climates, Antarctica and the Arctic boast a variety of wildlife, most of which are unique to these areas. In the North, whales, walruses, polar bears, bearded seals and the Arctic Fox can be spotted, while in the South there are vast populations of penguins, seals, whales and the majestic sea bird, the Albatross.
These species inhabit sensitive ecosystems that can be dramatically impacted by climate fluctuations, exposure to pollutants and some types of human activity. As such, these environments are closely monitored and studied by researchers. Planeterra has partnered with conservation initiatives in both the Arctic and Antarctica to support the preservation of these sensitive polar ecosystems.