Beautiful and fearsome, serene and violent, with the darkness of the absent sun and the shimmer of the northern light, the Arctic is a magic place. Holding in its ice memories of thousands of years and its surface reflecting the sunlight to keep our planet’s temperature down.
But the current warming of the Arctic is causing changes in temperature and the sea ice to melt at a devastating rate. For the endangered Polar Bears, this means decreased hunting grounds, and potential starvation. Their population is also impacted by humans through environmental toxins that affect their reproduction systems, as well as through hunting, oil spills and shipping.
Many other Arctic animals are also endangered, such as the Arctic Fox, Caribou, Wood Bison, Musk Ox, Narwhal, Beluga Whale, Bowhead Whale, Ringed Seal and Pacific Walrus.