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Tag: polar bears

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Manager of the polar bear patrol in Whale Cove shows data capturing device while seated on a snowmobile

Patrolling for polar bears in Whale Cove, Nunavut

A version of this article originally appeared in The Circle.  In fall 2019, WWF responded to a request from the Issatik Hunters and Trappers Organization to fund a locally run polar bear patrol program... Read More
A version of this article originally appeared in The Circle.  In fall 2019, WWF responded to a request from...
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Polar bear walking across the ice at sunset

Good news for polar bears in Canada’s central Arctic

By WWF-Canada’s Brandon Laforest and WWF Arctic’s Melanie Lancaster  Polar bears in some parts of Canada are getting fatter and more numerous according to recent survey results from two of the world’s 19 polar... Read More
By WWF-Canada’s Brandon Laforest and WWF Arctic’s Melanie Lancaster  Polar bears in some parts of Canada are getting fatter...
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Polar bear crosses frozen lake in front of unfrozen Hudson Bay during a late sunrise near Churchill, Canada © Elisabeth Kruger / WWF US

COVID can’t stop Inuit citizen science in Coral Harbour, NU

Data is an important part of conservation decision-making but it’s not always easy to gather, especially in the Arctic. That’s why Leonard Netser — a resident of Coral Harbour, a thousand-person town on the... Read More
Data is an important part of conservation decision-making but it’s not always easy to gather, especially in the Arctic....
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Polar bears need help now. Here’s why

There’s good reason to be worried about the future of polar bears. They need ice and snow to feed and breed, and as climate change warms the Arctic twice as fast as the global average, their habitat... Read More
There’s good reason to be worried about the future of polar bears. They need ice and snow to feed and breed,...
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Polar bear subpopulations stable, but sea ice loss is taking its toll

IQALUIT — At first glance, newly released polar bear subpopulation survey results seem like great news. Two of Canada’s 13 polar bear subpopulations, previously thought to be declining, are likely stable. One could even... Read More
IQALUIT — At first glance, newly released polar bear subpopulation survey results seem like great news. Two of Canada’s...
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