As our climate becomes warmer and the ice edge recedes north, the distance between land and ice increases every year.

The polar bear finds its food on the ice, mostly close to the edge, but is also dependent on access to land, because that is where mothers build their dens and give birth to cubs.

When all ice is gone, the polar bear has nowhere to go.

Because of how we live, winter is fading from our planet. Only by reducing our carbon footprint can we stop the home of the polar bear from melting away.

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) officially classifies the polar bear as "Vulnerable" on its Red List of Threatened Species.™ The worldwide population of polar bears is  estimated to be between 22,000 and 31,000 individuals, of which roughly two-in-three — anywhere from 60% to 80% — live in Canada.

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