Is climate change reducing the world’s polar bear population? There’s no question the polar bear’s favored environment – the arctic sea ice – is melting, yet the polar bear population on Canada’s Hudson Bay seems to be thriving right now. Why?
CNN producer Jessica Ellis took a film crew to Churchill Wild’s Seal River Heritage Lodge to get the answers from some veteran polar bear men including Churchill Wild co-owner Mike Reimer, wildlife guide Andy MacPherson and professional photographer Dennis Fast.
We think you’ll find their answers both interesting and informative. Click the image above to watch the recent CNN Video Feature about Polar Bears and Climate Change.
Churchill Wild polar bears featured on CNN video! Producer Jessica Ellis visits Seal River Heritage Lodge!
Saturday, 28 November, 2009 00:08Written by Polar Bears with Pens
Click the image above to see raw CNN video footage of the polar bear trip taken by CNN producer Jessica Ellis and photographer Ferre Dollar to Seal River Heritage Lodge. It was quite the adventure!
It’s been a busy media week for the polar bear’s at Churchill Wild’s Seal River Heritage Lodge! Earlier this week we were featured in Newsweek in an article entitled The Polar Express and today we were featured in polar bear video on the CNN Web site in the “Most Popular” and “Don’t Miss” video sections!
CNN producer Jessica Ellis and photographer Ferre Dollar were recent visitor’s to Seal River Heritage Lodge on the Hudson Bay Coast and they were surrounded by polar bears – and photographers.
A short clip of their polar bear trekking trip also appeared on CNN (TV) today on the Rick Sanchez show! The video was part of a behind the scenes piece put together for CNN International’s Backstory (which aired Wednesday).
Click the image above to see the raw video footage of Jessica and Ferre flying through the snow from Churchill, Manitoba enroute to the remote Hudson Bay Coast. And there was a polar bear in the vicinity when they got off the plane – so they had to take a different route to the Lodge!
Make sure to watch sections 2:14 – 2:26, when the team was surrounded by polar bears, and the piece at 3:47 of the video, when a bear comes to the Lodge door. And of course, there are more polar bears.
This raw video footage, entitled Face to Face with the Polar Bears, shows just how much fun it can be to walk on the arctic tundra and visit with the polar bears up close and personal.
An additional clip of this arctic adventure is slated to air on CNN during the week of December 7. It will also feature Churchill Wild owner Mike Reimer, professional photographer Dennis Fast and polar bear guide extraordinaire Andy MacPherson – all talking about what it’s like to hang out with the polar bears at Seal River Heritage Lodge.
Jessica and Ferre told us they had a fantastic time! We owe them a big warm polar bear hug!