Polar Bears of Churchill
The Effects of Global Warming on Polar Bears
The average condition of adult male and female polar bears as well as that of
independent cubs has declined significantly in the western Hudson Bay area.
Long-term warming trends appear to be responsible for early ice breakup.  

This decline in ice pack reduces the time the bears can hunt seals.  Warmer
conditions have also resulted in the collapse of polar bear dens, which have
killed the mothers and pups inside. On a global scale, Arctic ice has been
reduced by almost fifteen percent over the past 20 years.

You can help these bears by learning more about what you can do to reduce
the effects of global warming.  Recycling, carpooling and conserving
resources can all help to slow the decline of these magnificent bears.  The
things you do at home on a daily basis really can have an effect on the arctic.  

To learn more on what you can do to help, or for information on trips to visit
the polar bears, e-mail

J. Hoffman
Conservation Biologist
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