Wildlife of Canada

Hudson Bay polar bears ‘could soon be extinct’

Polar bears in the Hudson Bay area of Canada are likely to die out in the next three decades, possibly sooner, as global warming melts more Arctic ice and thus reduces their hunting opportunities, according to Canadian biologists.

BBC radio 4 documenary about Arctic wolves in Canada

The BBC Natural History Unit goes to Banks Island in the Canadian Western Arctic, in search of one of the landscape’s most fascinating and elusive creatures; the arctic wolf.

Arctic wolves are a subspecies of the grey wolf. They have adapted to live in the high Arctic, north of the North American continent; a hostile but beautiful landscape.

Tracking the wolves in this vast, snow-covered landscape would be impossible for the BBC team on their own, so they employed the help of one of the last Inuvialuit hunters in the area.