Native to the snow-blanketed regions of the Northern Hemisphere’s Arctic, the ethereal White Fox is slowly losing its place on our planet. Like most of the animals endemic to the earth’s coldest habitat, they are dependent on sea ice and winter pack ice that is disappearing under warming temperatures. In some areas, there is already no ice-cover at all during the summer months.
Climate change and the impact it’s had on the Arctic’s biodiversity has been the biggest contributor to the fox’s most prevalent threat, scarcity of prey. As the surface area of sea ice dwindles, the predators of these regions are pushed farther and farther inland where they are forced to compete for space and food.