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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Polar Bears being "protected", now what?

US Department of the Interior announced decision to protect polar bears under the Endangered Species Act.

It says:

Additionally, the Department will continue to:

* monitor polar bear populations and trends,
* study polar bear feeding ecology,
* work cooperatively with the Alaska Nanuuq Commission and the North Slope Borough for co-management of the polar bears in Alaska,
* provide technical assistance to the participants of the 1988 North Slope Borough Inuvialuit Game Council Agreement for the conservation of polar bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea region and monitor the effects of oil and gas operations in the Beaufort Sea region.

So it seems to me is that we will continue to "monitor" and "study" the thawing of Arctic ice and the dying of polar bears.

Polar bears stand no chance against us human beings.

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