Arctic Animals Endangered By Climate Change. Climate change and global warming reduce the amount of arctic sea ice. Some animals can adapt to climate change—just not fast enough.
From polar bears in the arctic to marine turtles off the coast of africa, our planet’s diversity of life is at risk from the changing climate. So, as the amount of ice becomes less, this means that polar bears have less access to food, and their habitats are becoming smaller. But the ringed seal, the smallest arctic seal species, cannot.
We’re helping arctic animals adapt to a rapidly changing climate when you see the arctic on tv, its frozen seas and vast expanses of ice and snow look like they belong on another planet.
Ice seals are also being badly affected, since they use the sea ice for raising their young and two seal species are now considered at risk of becoming endangered. Here are the top 10 endangered animals in the arctic tundra region. Climate change poses a huge threat to our future. But researchers are working to fill the gaps.