Based on the latest studies, scientists have reached the idea that there is a high chance that polar bears may go extinct. Although polar bears have been added to the Endangered Species Act ever since 2008, it appears that indeed global warming will, sooner or later, be the cause for their extinction.
According to Alaska director, Rebecca Noblin ‘polar bears are in big trouble’. Thus, it is just a matter of time, more precisely a few years until one third of their species will be eradicated off the face of the planet, state recent reports.
Upon the latest research established, biologists have come to a shocking conclusion that no more than 20 thousand polar bears still remain alive worldwide. In order to save the polar bears from going extinct, the United States, who was among the first countries to take measures against this drastic decrease, has implemented several actions.
By joining forces with the Fish and Wildlife Service and other nonprofit organizations a new quest has begun towards saving polar bears. Even though scientists believed that a decrease in the level of greenhouse emissions could represent a solution towards saving them, the number of polar bears population is still suffering casualties.
Global warming clearly poses one of the greatest threats for the life of polar bears. Because of the change in climate, continuous rise in temperature and melting of the ice, they are forced to return on land in order to find food. Unfortunately, studies have shown that their sources are also limited, thus becoming impossible for polar bears to survive.
It is due to their habitats which seem to be melting with rapid speed, that many of the polar bears face the risk of extinction. Along with the disappearance of their homes, polar bears also lose one the most important elements which is essential for their existence, and that is food. If they can no longer pray on leopard seals, it becomes obvious enough that polar bears will ultimately attempt to search for food in unknown places that can also bring great threats towards them.
Human kind is presently attempting to apply drastic changes not only to the climate, but also to the environment in order to help the bears escape a tragic faith. By diminishing their exposure to pollution, oil spills and any sort of interaction which is bound to led to conflicts between species, it is hoped that the disappearance of polar bears will no longer represent an issue.