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DNA From Paw Prints in the Snow Could Help Monitor Polar Bears and Other Threatened Animals

Scientists are adopting non-invasive techniques to track elusive wildlife like polar bears, snow leopards, and Eurasian lynxes, using environmental DNA extracted from their paw prints in the snow. This provides details on population size, migration patterns, and species interconnectedness, aiding in conservation efforts.

‘Polar bear capital of the world’ soon to be overrun with record number of bears due to shifting sea ice

The Canadian town of Churchill has already had more than four times as many polar bear visitors this year compared with the same time last year, and many more could soon be on the way.