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STATE OF THE POLAR BEAR REPORT 2020

February 27, 2021
By Susan Crockford

Despite predictions that polar bear numbers might decline decades into the future, so far that hasn’t happened, indeed polar bear numbers have increased.

From the study:

Despite predictions that polar bear numbers might decline decades into the future, so far that hasn’t happened. [R]ight now, Arctic residents and visitors face a much greater risk of having a deadly encounter with a polar bear at almost any time of year than they did 60–70 years ago, and this is because polar bear populations are so much larger. Predictions of future calamity do not change the present reality that polar bears are thriving.