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Polar Bears to be Considered for International Protection as Migratory Species

A polar bear female (Ursus maritimus) with cubs along the Beaufort Sea

A polar bear female (Ursus maritimus) with cubs along the Beaufort Sea (Photo: Alaska Region U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service / Flickr Creative Commons) 

Currently, polar bears are listed as a “Vulnerable” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species and as “Threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. Fortunately, these marine mammals could receive increased protection in a few short months.


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