REVIEW FOR LAND OF THE ICE BEARS - EXPERT TALK BY JANARDHAN P J REDDY
They're the darling of the wildlife cameramen, and here's a first-hand account of the polar bears. Ice, ice baby.
Goethe Zentrum, collaboration with the Birdwatchers' Society Of Andhra Pradesh, is organising an expert talk session by Janardhan P J Reddy on the topic of polar bears in the arctic. Titled Land Of The Ice Bears, the talk is being conducted on 28th January, at the Goethe Zentrum premises, Hermitage Complex, Opp. AP Legislative Assembly.
Janardhan P J Reddy reports on his trip to the high arctic area of Norway - The Svalbard archipelago located between 76 and 81 north latitude, about 800-900 km from the North Pole. His talk is integrated with photographs of the flora and fauna of that area and information pertaining to the climate change and its effect on the arctic.
The polar bear is a native largely within the arctic circle encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. It is the world's largest carnivorous species found on land. Polar bears are classified as a vulnerable species, with 8 of the 19 polar bear subpopulations in decline. For decades, unrestricted hunting has raised international concern for the future of the species. Global warming is another most significant threat to the polar bear, and primarily because the melting of sea ice reduces its ability to find sufficient food.
Entry is free for everyone, and the talk starts at 6pm. Please contact Goethe Zentrum at 6552-6443 / 2324-1791 for further details.