Photo: Trophy Hunting May Push Polar Bears to "Tipping Point"



A polar bear climbs onto an ice floe in Wager Bay, Nunavut, Canada. Scientists studying polar bears around Nunavut's Lancaster Sound say the population's "tipping point" into steady decline may be closer than was previously believed.

Photograph by Flip Nicklin/NGS


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