Feds Move to Protect Polar Bears
"I think it's a very important acknowledgment that global warming is transforming the Arctic and threatening polar bears with extinction"
- Kassie Siegel, lead author of the center's petition
Anchorage, AK - Amid concerns that global warming is melting away the icy habitats where polar bears live, the federal government is reviewing whether they should be considered a threatened species.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday that protection may be warranted under the Endangered Species Act, and began a review process to consider if the bears should be listed.