6290
Manitoba

Lords of the North: Ecology of Hudson Bay's Polar Bears

Learn about the ecosystems of Hudson Bay from a polar bear expert, enjoying lectures and seeing unique Arctic species in their natural habitat.
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Program No. 6290RJ
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9 days
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At a Glance

As autumn fades, the polar bears of Hudson Bay gather to await the sea ice that signals winter’s return. Alongside a leading authority on this precious population, journey onto the tundra aboard specially fitted vehicles to observe these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Lectures, field trips and museum visits will help you understand not only the life of the polar bear, but also the challenges of global climate change, local conservation issues and the future of the arctic ecosystem.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles on frozen terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Take part in a dog sled adventure and observe caribou, Arctic fox, snowy owl and other Arctic species.
  • Examine research and conservation efforts conducted by the new International Polar Bear Conservation Centre.
  • Go behind the scenes at the Manitoba Museum to view pieces from the Inuit collection and discover the history of the Hudson’s Bay Company.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available. This program stays in unique accommodations. Be sure to review the Lodging description for the Churchill Northern Studies Centre.
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Nick Lunn
Dr. Nick Lunn is an expert on polar bears and their role within arctic marine ecosystems. A research scientist with the Wildlife Research Division of the Science and Technology Branch of Environment Canada, Nick is chair of the Canadian Polar Bear Technical Committee and a member of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group. He is actively involved in studies on the population ecology of these animals in the Hudson Bay region in relation to climatic change.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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