Since probably the dawn of time, humans have hunted animals for “useful” parts. Their meat, eaten. Their skins, used for blankets, clothing and even shelter. Their bones, at one time, were used to make useful items like utensils.
Tag: "polar bears"
For those of us that have never seen a polar bear in real life, there’s an image of a beautiful, majestic but slightly snuggly creature. While the majestic and beautiful portion of that image may be true, polar bears are far from snuggly.
For some years now the polar bear has been the symbol of climate change with many conservationists concerned about the melting ice home of the animal due to warming temperatures. But a new survey has put a question mark of whether the polar bear is really decreasing in numbers with the survey showing population of the bear in parts of Northern Canada higher that estimated and even growing.
Air and sea currents are carrying environmental toxins to the Arctic. These toxins are being absorbed by the entire food chain, all the way up to the top, where our furry friends the polar bears are found.