Candid images of fat, healthy bears taken over the last two years by unbiased photographers across the Arctic are representative of the state of polar bears in a world that’s warmer than it was in 1980.
Chukchi Sea polar bear on the sea ice, early August 2018. A Khan, NSIDC. Chukchi Sea bears are thriving, according to a new survey of the population.
It may seem counter-intuitive but it’s true: polar bears are thriving with less summer sea ice and there are more bears now than there were in 2005 (not a statistically significant amount more, but more nevertheless).
Newfoundland bear on Northern Peninsula, 10 June 2018. Teresa Burden photo.
Newfoundland polar bear at Great Brehat, 12 March 2018. Dillon Patey photo.
Near Arviat, north…
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