² Is the POLAR BEAR in Danger of Extinction?



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Is the POLAR BEAR in Danger of Extinction?

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 the polar bear scientific name Ursus Mayer thymus is a carnivorous mammal inhabiting icy regions of the northern hemisphere they are characterized by their white coat the thickness of which allows him to inhabit such frozen lands they are an excellent swimmer and spend much of their time and Marston frozen waters of the Arctic where they have estimated to have lived for about 120,000 years at the moment the polar bear is considered a vulnerable species according to the International Union for  the Conservation of Nature Red List but what caused this sad situation an this article finds out by talking about the conservation of polar bears.

1.to better understand the causes of the decline in polar bear populations we should start by reviewing some characteristics of the species did you know the polar bear has black skin hello it can be hard to cg2 their thick white coat the polar bears black skin acts to aid in capturing the sun's rays and helping to keep them insulated during cold winters a thick layer of body fat also allows them to withstand the low temperatures of their environment polar bears are large animals with adult males reaching up to 2 meters in length and weighing around 500 kilograms there are carnivorous animals which feed mainly on large prey such as seals beluga whales and other marine animals they require around 30 kilograms of food a day to survive a curious fact is that polar bears don't drink water since there are very few freshwater resources in their habitat drinking the blood of their prey provides them with their necessary hydration.

2.the majority of polar bear populations in existence today survive in a state of vulnerability with a drastic decline in their population part of the problem lies in hunting which has been practiced in polar bears for centuries it's currently prohibited in certain countries but not Canada and Russia where it is still carried out by indigenous populations hunting parties and even for hunting tourism aside from hunting other major threats the polar bear our global warming and the accumulation of pollutants in the ice and Arctic soil these problems have drastically reduced the habitable land mass of the Bears if the Bears are unable to travel after having used up their fat reserves they will likely have difficulty reproducing.

3.finally the consequences of oil industry the Northern Hemisphere can't be ignored such exploitation has resulted in remarkable destruction of habitat shared by polar bears and many other species the majority of polar bears now live in Alaska Greenland and Siberia many might think they are far from big cities and therefore the effects of urban pollution the truth is that habitat destruction is so serious is displaced many bears and they have been coming into more populous areas in an effort to find food according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature the polar bear is a mammal not considered vulnerable of its red list of endangered species the organization confirms that it is very likely in the world population of polar bears will be reduced by more than a third in the next 35 to 40 years.

the World Wildlife Fund goes further by claiming that there are only about 20,000 individual polar bears currently left of which none will remain by the end of the century if the situation continues as is to combat the alarming situation in which most polar bears find themselves and prevent their extinction it's necessary to move towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

4.climate change and the destruction of the habitat of these animals can only be improved if humans take action and there are three main ways to contribute to a better life for polar bears they are reduced car usage conserve electricity and gas collaborate with organizations fighting for conservation.

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