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Polar Bears and Climate Change

In this insightful video presentation, we explore the fascinating world of polar bears and their remarkable ability to adapt to a changing environment. "Polar Bears and Climate Change: Adapting to a New Reality" invites you to learn about the lives of these incredible creatures in the Arctic, where they navigate challenges brought about by shifting climate patterns.

Through photographs and expert commentary, we gain a deeper understanding of the delicate balance that polar bears maintain in their ecosystem. Discover the awe-inspiring ways in which they've evolved to thrive in one of the most extreme environments on Earth.

As temperatures and sea ice patterns shift, polar bears are faced with new opportunities and challenges. This presentation offers a nuanced perspective, highlighting their resilience and resourcefulness in the face of change. From innovative hunting techniques to unique behaviors, we gain valuable insights into how polar bears are adapting to their evolving habitat.


Dr. Stephen Petersen is the Director of Conservation and Research for Assiniboine Park Zoo. The Conservation and Research Department runs active field and zoo based programs from the labs and offices at the Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre. His department has a strong focus on the ecology, behaviour, and genetics of Arctic marine mammals but also is expanding their efforts to conserve species in the prairies of southern Manitoba. Use of novel technology plays a large role in the projects we lead in order to develop ways to study animals with less disturbance. The placement of a research focused group at a zoological facility also provides an exciting opportunity to study and conserve species in human care as well as those in the wild.


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