Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Stranded-Polar-Bear-in-Alaska-27MZIFVA8DVE.htmlConceptually similarStranded Polar Bears in AlaskaGP04BPQCompleted★★★★Kaktovik City in AlaskaGP04BPXCompleted★★★★Stranded Polar Bears outside Kaktovik, AlaskaGP0STPJ00Completed★★★★★★Stranded Polar Bears outside Kaktovik, AlaskaGP0STPJ04Completed★★★★★★Stranded Polar Bears outside Kaktovik, AlaskaGP0STPJ08Completed★★★★★★Stranded Polar Bears in AlaskaGP04BQ0Completed★★★★Stranded Polar Bear Cubs in AlaskaGP04B0QCompleted★★★★Stranded Polar Bear Cubs in AlaskaGP04B0RCompleted★★★★Stranded Polar Bear Cubs in AlaskaGP04AWWCompleted★★★★View AllGP04BQ4Stranded Polar Bear in AlaskaA local keeps watch as a polar bear comes on shore outside the village of Kaktovik on barter Island, Alaska.As the Arctic sea ice retreats, over 700 miles from the shore, bears must either head north or swim south to land, as the ice breaks up.Scientists are using the DNA from hair samples to determine which bears show up, and for how long. This information can help wildlife managers minimize human-bear conflicts, and understand how the animals are faring as climate change reduces the amount of time they can spend on the sea ice hunting their preferred prey, seals, and if they are changing their behavior to adapt to the declining sea ice.Locations:Alaska-Arctic-Arctic Coastal Plain-Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)-Kaktovik-United States of AmericaDate:2 Oct, 2011Credit:© Rose Sjölander / 70°Maximum size:4943px X 3295pxRestrictions:Ok for Greenpeace use and for approved external Greenpeace campaign related use. Contact the photographer directly or Greenpeace UK (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any other external licensing or sales.Keywords:Buildings-Cities-Coastal Plains-Coastlines-Day-Hunting (activity)-Ice-Inupiat-KWCI (GPI)-Land vehicles-One person-Outdoors-Polar bears-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-SnowShoot:70° North - Arctic Documentation70° North is a multimedia project documenting the impact of climate change and resources exploration in the Arctic.Shell's plans to drill offshore in the Alaskan Arctic in 2012 has divided the native communities who now stand at a crossroads between continued benefits from industry generated revenues and protecting the marine environment they have depended on for thousands of years. Shell's proposed offshore drill site is in the path of the bowhead whale's migration route. Many Inupiat hunters are concerned about Shell's lack of spill response capabilities if licenses are granted to drill offshore in the Arctic's Beaufort and Chukchi seasGreenpeace is campaigning for a global sanctuary to be declared around the uninhabited area of the North Pole to save the Arctic from attempts by oil companies to exploit the region’s resources for short term profit.