The report on the latest population estimate for harp seals off the east coast of North America was released in late March without fanfare and therefore no media attention. This was one of the missing scientific reports mentioned in my State of the Polar Bear Report 2019 released in February (Crockford 2020): results of surveys […]

via New report: Harp seal population critical to Davis Strait polar bears is still increasing — polarbearscience

Large container ships like this one often run on heavy fuel oil, with a certain degree of dangerous sulphur. As of Jan. 1 Canada is lowing the amount of sulphur allowed in that fuel in the Arctic. B.C. Government Photo New rules cracking down on pollution from dirty, cheap marine fuel kicked into gear this […]

via Dirty, cheap marine fuel ban will affect Canada’s Arctic — County Sustainability Group

“She just wanted to say goodbye.” by Jad Davenport, National Geographic photographer and Churchill Wild Photo Leader We spotted the last of the wolves at dusk. I was driving a snow machine east through the willows along the Hudson Bay, toward Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. In the komatik (wooden sled) behind me Swiss photographers Fabienne […]

via Wolf encounter draws tears of joy from guest at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge — Churchill Wild Polar Bear Tours

Polar Bears International is the non-profit organization that virtually rules the town of Churchill when it comes to informing naïve tourists about polar bears. A million-dollar donation last year guaranteed the creation of a new building to permanently display PBI-generated information in downtown Churchill – previously limited to those visitors wealthy or influential enough to […]

via People go to Churchill to see polar bears in the wild and PBI controls the info they get — polarbearscience

U.N. Report: 1 Million Species at Risk of Extinction MAY 06, 2019 An alarming new report by a panel of leading scientists warns that human activity is causing the disappearance and deterioration of wildlife at a rate that could represent an existential threat to humanity within our lifetimes. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on […]

via Over a million species would or could die –and too soon — Eslkevin’s Blog