A recent IUCN report has said that Polar Bear numbers could drop by 30% in the coming years, due to the ice caps melting, and climate change speeding it up. The 30% drop in Polar Bear numbers could, and most ''likely'' would happen, by 2050, according to IUCN.
This is bad news for the already 'vunerable' species. There are only 26,000 Polar Bears left in the wild, a 30% reduction in the species would be a dramatic decline. It would mean that 7,500 Polar Bears would die out, due to rising sea temperatures, and starvation. This means that the Polar Bear is likely in the future to become endangered, if nothing is done about climate change. Or, perhaps, most inevitably, that some form of endangerment for the Polar Bear is ever more likely.