Changes over time
Recently, the U.S. Ambassador to Canada visited Churchill, and I was privileged to join him on a Tundra Buggy for a day of bear-watching, sharing memories and stories about polar bears along with information on the threats they face. As we talked, I was struck by the depth of my feelings — more than 40 years later — for polar bears and the singular beauty of their icy home. And I realized: I can’t imagine a world without polar bears and without the wonder of the sea ice where they roam.
When I think back to my first trip to Churchill, I’m amazed by how different the experience was then. Moms with triplet cubs were not unusual, and fat, healthy bears were the norm. In the 1980s, the population was roughly twice the size that it is now, and freeze-up occurred in a timely fashion — giving the bears an annual seal-hunting season that was three to four weeks longer than it is today.
As one of our loyal supporters, I know you share my passion for polar bears and their Arctic home. And I know you’re committed to doing all you can for their conservation. Will you make a difference for them today with a generous gift?