- Polar bears help us gain an understanding of what is happening throughout the Arctic, as a polar bear at risk may signal something is wrong elsewhere in the arctic marine ecosystem.
- Large carnivores - those that are at the apex or top of the food chain - are particularly sensitive indicators of the health of an ecosystem... in this case, the Arctic.
Why is the polar bear so important?
Polar bears and sea ice
By 2040, the summer sea ice could be reduced to a small fringe on the northern coasts of Canada and Greenland. This is the Last Ice Area.
Learn more about the Last Ice Area