The International Union for the Conservation of Nature estimates that there are approximately 26,000 polar bears in the Arctic today

Increasing population

3,000

Declining

Stable

Insufficient data

150

Southern

Beaufort Sea

M’Clintock

Channel

Chukchi Sea

Western

Hudson

Bay

Laptev Sea

907

284

North

Pole

Kara Sea has the largest population

3,200

2,580

Foxe

Basin

2,158

2,644

Barents Sea

Davis Strait

1,592

East

Greenland

Gulf of

Bothnia

Increasing population

3,000

Stable

150

Declining

Declining

Insufficient

data

Insufficient

data

The M’Clintock Channel is the only area to see an increase in population

Southern

Beaufort Sea

Chukchi Sea

Laptev Sea

907

Western

Hudson

Bay

North

Pole

The largest population

is at Kara Sea

284

3,200

2,580

2,158

2,644

Barents Sea

Foxe

Basin

Davis Strait

1,592

Gulf of Bothnia

East

Greenland