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Polar Bear © Andrew S. Wright / WWF-Canada

Icon on IceInternational trade and management of Polar Bears

Polar Bear © Andrew S. Wright / WWF-Canada

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Published 1st January 2012

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Polar Bears and their future prospects

Polar bears are a charismatic Arctic species and the anticipated effects of climate change on their habitat have gained increasing international attention, making the species a high-profile conservation priority. Changes to the Arctic ecosystem will not only affect polar bears and their habitat, but also the livelihoods of Arctic communities.

Icon on Ice: International trade and management of Polar Bears

Report author(s):
Tanya Shadbolt, Geoff York, & Ernest W. T. Cooper

Publication date:
January 2012