Now presenting this year’s newest Bring Back the Wild project animal: the adorable Ringed Seal!
The Ringed Seal makes its home way up in Canada’s frozen north, spending lots of time on the sea ice found throughout the Arctic. It hunts on the ice, sleeps on the ice, and even has its babies on the ice! In fact, sea ice is so important to the Ringed Seal that it’s even developed adaptations that help it survive – like the long sharp claws it uses to dig holes through ice up to 6 feet thick!
Unfortunately the amount of sea ice in the Arctic is decreasing, and this could mean big trouble for the Ringed Seal. That’s where you come in, Earth Ranger!
Together with the W. Garfield Weston Foundation and the University of Manitoba, we’re working on a project that will…
- Identify the most important habitat characteristics (like the distance to shore, the amount of open water nearby, and the amount of food available) that the Ringed Seal needs to thrive.
Learn more about how climate change might impact this important habitat.
Start your Bring Back the Wild campaign today and help us as we work to protect the adorable Ringed Seal from the threat of climate change – together we know we can make a difference!