On March 25, 2023, the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia joined the global initiative “Earth Hour” with a video installation “Polar Bears and Climate Change”.
For the first time, the exhibition becomes a part of a video-narrative, which presents with picture and sound the features of the polar bear that help it live in polar conditions and traces the impact of climate change on the life of the largest terrestrial predator on the planet.
In one of the “Mammals” halls on the third floor, museum visitors can see how climate change is forcing polar bears to adapt to the conditions by using new methods of hunting and obtaining food and forcing them to come closer to human settlements. Gradually, one of the largest predators becomes a vulnerable species according to the classification of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is forced to fight for its survival.
The video installation is dedicated to Earth Hour — the largest event in the world gathering people for the protection of the planet, which is organised annually by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) every last Saturday of March.
Access to the video installation is with a regular ticket: https://nmnhs.com/buy-online_en.html.
The installation became a part of the museum’s permanent exhibition. The animation is created by Studio Phormatik. and a team of NMNHS.