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Never Furget

Harp seals, the Arctic's cutest animals, are famous for their adorable pups, with their soft white fur and deep black eyes. Tragically, the population of the harp seal has been drastically declining in recent years, due to extensive fur hunting and to climate change. Though harp seals easily qualify as an endangered species, not much is being done to protect and preserve the dwindling population. Their numbers dropped from 330,000 in early 2000 to 128,000 in 2008 and, in 2018, were down to less than 100,000. The declining number of harp seals is part of a bigger problem: the overall revival of the Arctic. Scientists, businesses and locals have proposed various solutions, and not all of them are favorable to the seals. So, what's in store for the world's last harp seals?

Watch "Never Furget" on RTD website and on RT's live feed. The time of the broadcast is available on RT's schedule page.

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