The polar bear is a hypercarnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. It is a large bear, approximately the same size as the omnivorous Kodiak bear.
Scientific name: Ursus maritimus
Conservation status: Vulnerable (Population decreasing) Encyclopedia of Life
Mass: Male: 450 kg (Large Adult, Beaufort Sea population), more
Height: Female: 1.8 – 2.4 m (Large Adult, On hind legs),
We know they aren’t feeding’: fears for polar bears over shrinking Arctic ice
The loss of Arctic ice from glaciers, polar land and sea is increasing faster than many scientists expected, as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report on oceans and the cryosphere said this week.
That’s bad news for polar bear populations, a top expert involved in field studies on the endangered animals has told the Guardian.
This year’s annual minimum of the Arctic sea ice tied with the second-lowest extent on record, a mere 1.6m sq miles, and badly affected polar bear populations that live and hunt on the north slope of Alaska, plus those that live on the ice floes in the Bering Sea.
In 2015, the group reported that the polar bear population in the Beaufort Sea had declined by 40% over the previous decade. “We can only anticipate that those declines have continued,” Amstrup said.
Why polar bear are going to extinct?
Because of ongoing and potential loss of their sea ice habitat resulting from climate change,polar bears were listed as a threatened species in the US under the EndangeredSpecies Act in May 2008. The survival and the protection of the polar bear habitat are urgent issues for WWF.
How many polar bears are killed each year?
This trade, fueled by soaring prices and fed solely by Canada, contributes to the killing of 500 to 600 polar bears every year, provides cover for poaching in Russia and has resulted in an unsustainable hunt for many polar bear populations.
How many years until the polar bear are extinct?
Polar bears will be extinct in 40 years thanks to global warming, study warns.
Conclusion: Polar bears are really going to be extinct its not a good for our world.
NEVER KILL ANIMALS FOR YOUR PURPOSE…