The retreat of ice has implications beyond the obvious habitat loss. Remaining ice is farther from shore and less stable, also making it less accessible. The larger gap of open water between the ice and land also contributes to rougher wave conditions, making the bears’ swim from shore to sea ice more hazardous and the bears, particularly the cubs, can easily drowned.
Robbed of Existence
(Created using number of found native carved wooden ornaments.)
Pangolins are hunted in many parts of Africa for bush meat.
Chinese medicine uses the pangolin scales in enormous amounts due to unfounded beliefs in East Asia that their ground-up scales can stimulate lactation, cure cancer or asthma. Over the past decade, over one million pangolins are believed to have been illegally trafficked, making it the most trafficked animal in the world.