Here are the recent bear statistics for Churchill over the last week/month published by Manitoba Conservation. It’s pretty clear that polar bear numbers in summer months have increased over the last decade as sea ice melts faster in the spring. When I guided Churchill Arctic summer trips 10 years ago, we rarely saw polar bears in the region before August. Polar bears are now arriving in July. Good for tourism but challenging for residents and conservation officers.

Polar bear in Churchill

Summer polar bear on the tundra. Natural Habitat Adventures photo.

Polar bear churchill, Manitoba

Polar bear roaming the tundra. Natural Habitat Adventures photo.


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