Artist StatementThe increased melting of the Arctic, caused by global warming, threatens the survival of polar bears. Polar bears need ice to walk, hunt and breastfeed their young. If there is no ice, there is no rest, no food, and death begins to persecute them. The melting of the ice sheets forces them to swim for hundreds of miles, which poses a great risk to their cubs. This mural painted in Churchill, Manitoba (Canada), the polar bear capital of the world, represents the forced journey of a family of bears and belugas during their last winter on Earth. The cub grabs its treasured iceberg, which helps it to escape from the human impact on Earth.
Visit the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
to learn how you can help preserve Canada's wild treasures and the species that call it home.