The Interior Department proposed in December to designate polar bears
as a threatened species.
ITEM: The Boston Globe for January 2 stated: "Polar bears
are becoming canaries in the mine, warning of the consequences of global warming.
was found in a Thousand Oaks garage near the 23 Freeway and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in August 2004.
Trafficking in bear
parts is largely responsible for this decline, according to the Gland, Switzerland-based World Conservation Union.
Identifying what exactly constitutes being a bear
has become a growing source of contention.
Southern tree-planting projects are exciting because they create "almost instant" bear
habitat, Aycock says.
If you encounter a black bear
, make yourself look as big as possible, yell or whistle at the bear
and back away slowly if the bear
does not retreat.
I went there and found some mugs with the state flag on them and put them in the booth so people could see that this bear
was the one from the flag, and it just took off from there.
Chapleau conducted a study that showed the ban on spring bear
hunting cost area outfitters and the community a total of $2 million.
Haunting images of the spirit bear
were used to great effect by environmental groups around the world in the global campaign to save the Great Bear
Rainforest from being destroyed by logging.
The researchers didn't count on attracting every bear
in their wilderness.
As Matthew Reid, executive director of The Great Bear
Foundation in Montana, explains, "The problem with relocation is that bears
are incredible homers.