I was reading about the plight of Polar bears and their struggle to survive from hunting, oil drilling and the global ice melting. There was a signing by the International Agreement on Conservation of the Polar bears and was agreed upon by five nations to help the polar bears. Right now the polar bear is not considered an endangered species but a threatened species.
Polar bears hunt in large areas, they hunt on land as well as the ice, they are migrating animals which makes them go long ways. Any change in the polar bears environment effects all of them. Other animals are also effected by changes but they don't have to hunt on ice flows that are melting right under their feet.
We all love bears, real or stuffed and the thought of melting snow falling into a den right on top of the mom and her cubs and suffocating them. Think of a polar bear swimming miles in search of land or a flow of ice and finds neither, he usually drowns. I also read that in the past few decades over a million square miles of sea ice is gone, this is six time the size of California. There are about four to five hundred Polar bears in captivity and about 2,000 to 3,000 in the wild. There is a law that obligates our government to declare them endangered so the Polar bear can be protected, I hope they get a move on before it is too late.