The King of the Arctic
About Our Expert
Elisabeth Kruger, WWF's Arctic Wildlife Senior Program Officer
Elisabeth Kruger leads WWF's efforts to help polar bears and other Arctic marine mammals co-exist alongside indigenous communities, in what's becoming an increasingly warmer and ice-free Arctic. Prior to joining WWF, Elisabeth traveled to Russia as a Fulbright Scholar, landing in Irkutsk, where she spent the next four years immersed in the culture, ecology, and natural beauty of the Siberian wilderness. Still enamored with life at the edge of civilization, Elisabeth then moved from Siberia to Alaska and began her work with WWF. She is always excited to travel with our closest friends to share our accomplishments and the challenges we face in protecting the species and communities of these extraordinary and still natural regions.