Each fall, the small city of Churchill, Manitoba, performs host to some well-known friends. About 1,000 polar bears come to this small Canadian city on the western facet of the Hudson Bay, ready for the large physique of water to freeze over. Sound fascinating? This 12 months, you may see the bears’ annual migration for your self, by way of two dwell webcams.
Because of the efforts of three teams — explore.org, a philanthropic media group, Polar Bears International, a corporation targeted on preservation and training of the animals, and journey firm Frontiers North — these dwell feeds can be found to anybody with an Web connection.
You possibly can watch both of two views, the Tundra Buggy cam (above), which is hooked up to a shifting automobile, and the lodge cam, which is hooked up to a lodge on the sting of Hudson Bay. One of the best viewing occasions are eight a.m. CST to four p.m. CST, and you may see an incredible spotlight reel should you click on on the hyperlinks exterior of these viewing occasions.
After you have spied a couple of polar bears, go back to explore.org and take a look at the useful resource hyperlinks — from how your day by day actions could make a distinction to high-resolution pictures and academic movies.
“The polar bears are among the many most magical of our planet’s endangered species, and very similar to the tigers of Africa, have come to characterize the various penalties of worldwide warming and industrialization,” stated Charles Annenberg Weingarten, filmmaker and founding father of discover.org. “By offering a window into their worlds, we’re giving individuals an opportunity to return collectively to cherish the bears and a chance to share their plight in a compelling method.”
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