|Me & Bear 15. She's wearing a GPS collar to help us learn. She's now running free on the Chukchi Sea. Thanks Bear 15! USFWS photo|
For many people around the world, the polar bear has become the symbol for climate change. It’s not hard to understand why – the polar bear makes its home and its living on sea ice. Climate change and a rapidly warming arctic are making sea ice disappear.
And of course, it’s one of the most recognizable wildlife species on the planet. Yet few people will ever get to see a polar bear in its remote arctic habitat – or the teams of dedicated wildlife professionals who risk their lives and work long hours to help conserve it for future generations.