Right now, the melting of Arctic sea ice, and its knock-on effects, are changing traditional polar bear habitats and making safe areas to raise cubs increasingly hard to find. Your donation to WWF will help fight climate change and keep polar bears safe.
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Today, climate change is the most serious threat to polar bears. The Arctic is warming roughly twice as fast as the global average, causing the ice that polar bears depend on to melt away.
Loss of sea ice also threatens the polar bears main prey, seals, which depend on sea ice to raise their young and rest.
In some regions, bears are spending more time on land. The inquisitive and sometimes hungry bears enter towns and villages out of curiosity or to find food this conflict results in some bears, and people, being seriously injured or even killed.
Oil and gas exploration
Oil and gas exploration, shipping and increased development may all also affect the delicate balance of the Arctic ecosystem. For example, an oil spill could have devastating and long-lasting effects on the highly specialised marine ecosystem.
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What WWF is doing for polar bears
Preserving polar bear habitat
Were helping to preserve the polar bears Arctic habitat, increase our knowledge of this animal and its home, and reduce conflict between people and polar bears.
Working with governments, industries and individuals
Were working with governments, industries and individuals to help cut global greenhouse gas emissions and encourage the switch to renewable energy to minimise the warming thats melting sea ice.
Preventing threats from oil and gas
Were working on ways to prevent direct threats to polar bear habitat from industrial activities such as oil and gas developments, fishing and shipping.
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Your donation matters
Your help is desperately needed. WWF is working around the Arctic to secure a future for polar bears but we need your help.
Polar bears, the charismatic icon of the Arctic environment, have long been a focus in WWFs on-the-ground research and conservation projects in the Arctic, going back to 1972 and climate change is a primary focus of our global conservation efforts.
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