November 11, 2010

Interact LIVE with Polar Bear Experts in Churchill (original title)

Posted in Conservation tagged at 9:36 am by CrystalineGoddess

© David Jenkins / WWF-CanadaWWF’s Panda Mail as sent to me;

The annual polar bear migration has started in Churchill – and WWF is pleased to invite you to join us LIVE to meet and talk with world-renowned scientists during Polar Bears International’s exclusive, free webcasts from the tundra. WWF’s very own Geoff York will be there to observe and comment on how one of the world’s most threatened subpopulations of polar bears is faring in a year with the latest freeze up on record, reducing the amount of time they can spend on the ice, feeding on seals.

As arctic winds shake the tundra buggy and polar bears prowl outside, you’ll have a unique opportunity to interact with the world’s leading experts in polar bear research. These committed biologists have devoted their careers to working in the numbing cold, in subzero temperatures, to study the great white bears. They’ve weighed polar bears cubs, measured big males, and placed satellite collars on females. They’ve also witnessed profound – and deeply disturbing – changes in the arctic landscape.

The arctic and polar bears are important aspects of WWF’s work so we hope you’ll join the polar bear researchers, along with leading climatologists, to learn more, hear their stories and ask questions. And thanks to Polar Bears International for offering these FREEwebcasts and making them available to all!

Check out Tundra Connections 2010 for the program schedule, viewing information, and complete list of panelists.

It’s an arctic adventure you won’t soon forget!

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