Polar bear population now 22,600-32,000 – when tallied by nation | polarbearscience
This afternoon I came across some startling information.
According to a dynamic summary report on the home page of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group website called State of the Polar Bear, there are now 22,600-32,000 polar bears worldwide, when tallied by nation.
This is a big change from the 20,000-25,000 that has been touted as the global polar bear population since 2005
If there could be as many as 32,000 polar bears worldwide, why have we not heard of this before? Is this another example of data being kept secret?