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  • 15 May

    Polar bears shift from seals to bird eggs as Arctic ice melts

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    Polar bears are ditching seafood in favour of scrambled eggs, as the heat rises in the Arctic melting the sea ice. A changing coastline has made it harder for the predators to catch the seals they favour and is pushing them towards poaching goose eggs…

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  • 26 August

    Sea ice loss is putting polar bears in a tough spot

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    For polar bears on the hunt for food, sea ice is a vital resource. Whether waiting for a seal to come up for air at a breathing hole, or snagging a seal hauled out on the ice before it slips back into the water, sea ice offers polar bears access …

  • 12 August

    Russian scientist shoots and kills polar bear in Norway

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    A Russian scientist has shot and killed a polar bear at Selvågen on the island of Prins Karls Forland in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Svalbardposten reported that the course of events is unclear but that the bear was likely shot as it approached a tent camp belonging to a group …

  • 11 August

    Ice loss surpasses poaching as largest threat to Barents Sea polar bear

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    Prior to the 1970s, hunting decimated polar bear populations across the Arctic. The international community has made strides in protecting the iconic species from over-harvesting through conservation agreements, which have helped the species start to recover. However, a review paper published in Polar Research in July suggests that the road …