Petition: Help Support Ethical Polar Bear Management Practices in Canada

Petition: Help Support Ethical Polar Bear Management Practices in Canada

In Churchill, Manitoba, a small, remote town known as ‘the polar bear capital of the world,’ a remarkable story of coexistence and conservation is unfolding. The town’s innovative and humane methods of managing polar bear encounters, including the Polar Bear Alert program and the polar bear holding facility, are making significant strides in balancing human […]

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Petition: Help Support Humane Polar Bear Management Practices in Canada

Petition: Help Support Humane Polar Bear Management Practices in Canada

In Churchill, Manitoba, a small, remote town known as ‘the polar bear capital of the world,’ a remarkable story of coexistence and conservation is unfolding. The town’s innovative and humane methods of managing polar bear encounters, including the Polar Bear Alert program and the polar bear holding facility, are making significant strides in balancing human […]

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Strobe lights, AI, shotguns: can anything help Canada’s polar bears and humans coexist?

Strobe lights, AI, shotguns: can anything help Canada’s polar bears and humans coexist?

“It’s pretty easy to know when there’s a bear in your community – you hear the shots going off,” says Churchill’s mayor, Mike Spence. “That’s the conservationists’ patrols – they use a 12-gauge shotgun with a noise-banger cartridge on it as a deterrent. The sound also means our people know there’s a bear in the […]

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New Study Uses Fossil Record to Discover How Polar Bears Survived Last Period of Warming

New Study Uses Fossil Record to Discover How Polar Bears Survived Last Period of Warming

As the year-round presence of sea ice wanes in the Arctic, Polar Bears face significant challenges. These large predators depend on the presence of sea ice for habitat and hunting grounds. Primarily hunters of seals, Polar Bears face significant threats due to Climate change. Indeed, predictions showing that yearlong polar ice cover may disappear by […]

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Scientists Find Direct Link Between Polar Bear Cub Survival Rates and Human-Caused Carbon Emissions

Scientists Find Direct Link Between Polar Bear Cub Survival Rates and Human-Caused Carbon Emissions

A new study has found a direct link between human-caused greenhouse gas emissions and the survival of polar bear cubs. The findings could help address a former legal opinion that impacts polar bear protections. A 2008 legal opinion from the Solicitor of the Department of Interior noted that emissions did not need to be considered […]

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Rampaging polar bear kills woman and boy ‘after chasing residents’ in Wales

Rampaging polar bear kills woman and boy ‘after chasing residents’ in Wales

A rampaging polar bear has attacked and killed two people in the village of Wales, Alaska. The horrifying incident was initially reported to authorities at around 2.30pm (local time) on Tuesday (January 17), Alaska State Troopers said. Authorities confirmed that the beast killed a woman and a boy after entering the village and running after […]

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