Norwegians say ‘No’ to Norway’s trade in polar bear skins
Polar bears are severely threatened by climate change and habitat loss. However, another important threat is largely less known, and underestimated: the on-going legal trade in their skins. Norway, a range State of the polar bear, along with Canada, are the biggest traders of polar bear furs, most of which end up in China where there is a high demand for them. However, a poll on 8th November 2021 showed that Norwegians are little aware of this devastating trade, and that a majority of the population of Norway wants their government to immediately stop trading in polar bear furs.