According to Polar Bears International, without action on climate change, scientists predict we could lose wild polar bears by 2100. Two-thirds could be gone by 2050. They also highlight the fact that today the primary conservation concern for polar bears is loss of their sea-ice habitat and reduced access to their primary prey, due to climate change and not harvest. And because polar bears live in remote areas that are difficult and expensive to study, monitoring them is a challenge both for single surveys and long-term field studies. For this reason, scientists don't have solid figures on the total number of polar bears worldwide.
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