Polar bears numbers will decline dramatically by 2050
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Polar bear numbers could drop by a third by mid-century due to disappearing Arctic sea ice owing to climate change, a comprehensive new study has found.

The current global population of polar bears is estimated to be around 26,000. The bears use the ice as a platform to hunt seals, the fat-rich prey they depend on to get through the long Arctic winter.

Researchers said there’s a 70 per cent chance the population will shrink by a third; there’s a chance, but a lower probability, the population could decline by 50 per cent by 2050.

The reseachers’ projections were made using statistical models and computer simulations, using 35 years of satellite data.

Source: GLOBAL NEWS

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