29 Aug '11, 7pm

Alaska to appeal decision to leave Polar Bears on threatened species list

Alaska to appeal decision to leave Polar Bears on threatened species list

Thus, citing that the total population now is greater than it was 40 years ago entirely (and likely intentionally) misses the point. Hunting limits allowed the population to grow... until habitat loss caused the trend to reverse. The polar bears' sea ice habitat continues to decline and thus the species is threatened.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/alaska-t...

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