Are We the Last Generation to See Polar Bears in the Wild?

Is the extraordinary polar bear going the same way as the dodo? A large flightless bird, the dodo was last seen in the 1600s, when it was most likely clubbed on its island home by protein-starved sailors looking for some meat for their cooking pot.

National Geographic

Last updated on 27 February 2017

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Canada
Greenland (Denmark)
Russian Federation
Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway)
United States of America
Threats: 
Habitat loss and degradation
Climate Change
Species: 
Ursus maritimus
Species group: 
Marine mammals