New Study: Shrinking Sea Ice Shrinks Polar Bear Population


A new study calls on Canada to re-examine its policies toward polar bear protection.

Bob Weber of the Canadian Press reports:

A major international report says the increasingly rapid loss of Arctic sea ice is already taking a toll on polar bears and Canada should reconsider its decision not to include the mighty predators on its list of endangered species.

The Polar Bear Specialist Group, which met over the weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark, has concluded that the overall condition of the world’s 19 polar bear populations is deteriorating. The group is part of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, one of the world’s largest environmental science networks.

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