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Polar Bears Face a New Challenge to Their Existence in Svalbard

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Polar Bears Face a New Challenge to Their Existence in Svalbard

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Between 1870 and 1973, the entire polar bear population of Svalbard was almost eradicated through hunting. Today, polar bear numbers are climbing, but they face a new threat: climate change.

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For four years, Asgeir Helgestad, a Norwegian wildlife filmmaker, has followed a beautiful polar bear mother named Frost in her home on Svalbard, a group of islands in the Arctic Ocean. Rising temperatures are causing dramatic changes in her ecosystem, leading to desperate struggles to find food for herself and her young cubs. Follow this tale of man and beast, hope and despair, and life and death in a land disappearing before their eyes.

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