The study published in Blacklock's Report stated: "Science and Inuit Quajimajatuquangit (traditional knowledge) are now observing higher numbers of polar bears and the management goals are more focused on maintaining or reducing numbers in communities and sensitive areas, i.e. bird colonies."
It mentioned that the bear population in the areas of Labrador, northern Manitoba and Quebec has reached 16,000. It also confirmed repeated assertions by Inuit groups that polar bear populations were healthy and growing.
"It is rare to see a skinny bear," the Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board indicated in a 2019 affidavit submitted to Canada's federal court in support of hunting quotas. "Nunavik residents have observed an increase in the polar bear population, and a particularly notable increase since the 1980s. Inuits have not noticed a significant decline in the health of the polar bears."
Ontario-based journalist Kennedy Hall tackled the issue in a Jan. 4 op-ed for LifeSiteNews.
"Science and the native people of the Canadian arctic are now grappling with an overpopulation of polar bears, and now are focused on reducing numbers," he wrote. "Are we allowed to kill an endangered species?"
Hall referenced a 2017 article by the Guardian titled "Soul-crushing video of starving polar bear exposes climate crisis, experts say." The said piece included footage recorded by Canadian photographer Paul Nicklen, which showed a bear struggling to walk as it searches for food. According to the piece, the bear "probably died" within hours of being captured on video.
Former Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna reacted to the video by retweeting a photo of an emaciated polar bear. She served in the position from 2015 to 2019.
"This is what climate change looks like," McKenna tweeted. "Climate change is real as are its impacts. Time to stand up for our polar bears and our planet."
Five years later in 2022, Nicklen spoke out about the viral video he captured. He told CNN in an interview that the report did nothing to support the narrative that surrounded it. In fact, his 2022 remarked contradicted them – with Nicklen himself admitting that he cannot say that "climate change" killed the sickly bear he recorded. (Related: National Geographic finally comes clean: Super viral video of polar bear "starving from climate change" was totally fake news.)
"False claims of declining bear populations date from the Academy Award-winning 2006 documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth' by Al Gore," Blacklock's Report stated. "The former U.S. vice president said bears were drowning in melting sea ice."
"They are finding polar bears that have actually drowned swimming long distances, up to 60 miles, to find the ice," Gore said.
Hall ultimately remarked: "It turns out that that lonesome starving polar bear was no evidence of a trend of growing starvation or extinction of polar bears. And it also turns out that polar bear populations in Canada are growing at a rate so high that they are becoming a nuisance."
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