Polar bears are some of the most iconic animals on the planet. But this year, they need our help more than ever before — here’s why.
More than anything, International Polar Bear Day is a celebration of family and the important roles polar bears play in the Arctic and rest of the world. It raises awareness of the challenges that polar bears face, those which are making it increasingly more difficult for them to survive in the wild, particularly for cubs, only half of which survive their first year.
These are the biggest threats to polar bears today: