Polar Bears of the Far North
"People have tried to use the polar bear as a bit of a poster child — it’s a beautiful animal and it grabs the attention of the public — to make people aware of the impact of climate change,” said Drikus Gissing, Nunavut’s director of wildlife management.
Inuit hunters have insisted the population is healthy. They say they are seeing more polar bears.
Nunavut says a new survey shows Canada’s polar bear population hasn’t declined in the last seven years as predicted and that the iconic mammal has not been hurt by climate change.