Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Polar Bear added to Endangered Species list

Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne today announced that he is accepting the recommendation of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dale Hall to list the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The listing is based on the best available science, which shows that loss of sea ice threatens and will likely continue to threaten polar bear habitat. This loss of habitat puts polar bears at risk of becoming endangered in the foreseeable future, the standard established by the ESA for designating a threatened species.


Stephen Colbert said...

Somebody wants to (high pitch) these monsters!!!??? And that's why they are our number 1 threat.

Skii said...

Hey i am a polar bear and the endangered species act has helped my kind thank you supporters of us.
visit my blog to here my plight

lil_girl said...
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Anonymous said...

This is so sad Polar bears are so FREAKING CUTE..Ever body thinks there harm full but really there not, they are just scared like u are..
Polar bears are my favorite animal ever..