February 27 is International Polar Bear Day, a chance to spotlight how climate change is affecting these iconic animals.
Eye on the Arctic partner Alaska Public Media, recently hosted Andrew Derocher, a science professor at the University of Alberta, and Michael Engelhard, an anthropologist and author of the recently published book Ice Bear: The cultural history of an Arctic Icon, on their show Outdoor Explorer:
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Polar bear adaptation to ice loss not really working, Radio Canada International
Finland: Finland’s bears are on the move, Yle News
Russia: Russian researchers besieged by polar bears on Arctic island, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Petition to restrict brown bears in North Sweden, Radio Sweden
United States: Slowing Arctic warming called the only hope for polar bears in the long term, Alaska Dispatch News