Polar Bear - Ursus
******** currently in Exhibition at The Gallery Gate 16A Scot Lane Doncaster, 15th January - 15th February 2022, please contact the Gallery to purchase. www.thegallerygate.com ********
16 x 12 Inch (30 x 40 cm)
mounted into a 16 x 20 mount and Frame.
Watercolour on paperboard
Habitat: Arctic Ocean, in parts of Canada, Alaska, Russia, Greenland and Norway (Svalbard).
Climate change, Extractives, Human wildlife conflict
The arctic is warming twice as fast as the global average, causing the ice that poplar bears reply on to melt away. Loss of ice also threatens their main pray Seals which need ice to raise their young. By helping protect the polar bear, we’re helping to make sure the Arctic food chain stays healthy, for the benefit of wildlife and people in and beyond the Arctic
Classified as Vulnerable IUCN Red List for Threatened Species.
22,000 (in the wild* WWF 2021)
Data from WWF website 2021
*approximate count know at the time of writing.