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  • Previously stable population of polar bears now in decline, study finds

    4 monthes ago - By CG Compass

    An aerial survey of southern Hudson Bay has found that the previously stable polar bear population is now in decline, with fewer cubs surviving their first year.
    A population of polar bears in southern Hudson Bay that was previously considered stable has declined by 17 per cent in five years, new research has found.
    The findings come from an extensive 2016 aerial survey of southern Hudson Bay covering an area of more than 5,000 kilometres. Compared to an equivalent study in 2011, polar bear numbers had dropped by almost a fifth.
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