'A survey that shows the bear population in a key part of northern Canada is far larger than many scientists thought, and might be growing. The study shows that 'the bear population is not in crisis as people believed,' said Drikus Gissing, Nunavut's director of wildlife management. 'There is no doom and gloom.' There are about 25,000 polar bears across Canada's Arctic. 'That's likely the highest [population level] there has ever been'