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Polar bears: on thin ice

On the front-line of climate change, polar bears face an uncertain future.

Polar bears need our help

Polar bears need our help. Climate change is warming the Arctic four times faster than the rest of the world, meaning there's less ice on which the bears can roam. Inevitably, this is pushing them closer to human settlements to find food: posing threats to the bears, and the Arctic communities who live there.

Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) in the Wapusk National Park, Churchill, Canada

Polar bear encounters

WWF is working with dedicated patrol teams to improve food storage, remove animal carcasses from towns and track human-polar bear interactions to keep villagers safe from this beautiful predator.

What we're doing

We are helping to mitigate human-polar bear conflict. Sharing knowledge and information with locally led initiatives, the tourism industry and scientists is integral to safeguarding both human and polar bear life.

By adopting a polar bear you can help create safer communities and preserve polar bears' sea ice home.

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