refuge in white

Eliot, John L.
December 2005
National Geographic;Dec2005, Vol. 208 Issue 6, p46
The article focuses on the polar bears of Wapusk National Park, on Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada. The area's biological diversity is huge. But a warming climate is shrinking the bay's ice; without it, polar bears cannot hunt. The national park's 2.8 million acres include coastal marsh, spruce forest, tidal flats and peatlands. Environmental changes are happening so quickly that one day the bay may not be able to support the bears. Fewer cubs are surviving to adulthood.


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