Rod Downie

Rod is WWF’s Chief Advisor, Polar Regions. He has been working in the polar regions for two decades, initially at the British Antarctic Survey and for the last 6 years with WWF. He has most recently returned from his 15th field season in Antarctica, where he has spent a total of 2 ½ years living and working on the ice. He has also worked in the Canadian, Russian and Norwegian Arctic. As such, he is one of very few in the UK to have undertaken scientific fieldwork with polar bears in the Arctic in recent years.