Hunter or huntedHunter or hunted

This section explains how animals adapt to living in the Arctic. Some migrate like the Barnacle Geese, others adapt to living in the Arctic all year round. The ecosystems in the Arctic are very fragile and Climate change will have a profound effect on them.

Aaju (link to movie)Auju visited England in April...

The town of Churchill is also known as the 'Polar Bear Capital of the World'

pole positionPole position

Cold feetBecause of the extreme conditions in the Arctic animals, birds and plants have had to adapt to their environments

cool runningGoing further

Red or dead?Polar species have evolved and adapted to live in the extreme conditions they face. However some species are at risk.
Long haul travelWinters in the Arctic are very cold and many polar birds and mammals migrate south to warmer places, returning again in the spring
A fine balanceThe US Geological Survey says that polar bears are likely to lose 42% of their summer sea ice habitat by mid-century...

Polar pitstopPolar pitstop

Mission impossible?Make a case for conserving the polar bear

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