A younger polar bear (Ursus maritimus) scavenging  a fresh bearded seal kill recently vacated by the old male that killed the seal near Monacobreen Glacier, Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. MORE INFO The IUCN now lists global warming as the most significant threat to the polar bear, primarily because the melting of its sea ice habitat reduces its ability to find sufficient food. The IUCN states,
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A younger polar bear (Ursus maritimus) scavenging a fresh bearded seal kill recently vacated by the old male that killed the seal near Monacobreen Glacier, Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. MORE INFO The IUCN now lists global warming as the most significant threat to the polar bear, primarily because the melting of its sea ice habitat reduces its ability to find sufficient food. The IUCN states, "If climatic trends continue polar bears may become extirpated from most of their range within 100 years."

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Michael Nolan