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Ban On Polar Bear Trade Blocked
2013-03-07 16:44:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a long and heated debate, a US-proposed ban on the trade of polar bear parts was voted down on Thursday at a major international conference on wildlife trade. At the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Bangkok, Thailand, the American delegation proposed the polar bear be upgraded to Appendix 1 protection status, which would completely ban the trade or sale of the animal´s pelts, paws or fangs....

Polar Bears Will Remain Protected Under Endangered Species Act
2013-03-03 06:38:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US government and the polar bear won an important court ruling on Friday, as an appeals court deemed that the Bush administration had acted reasonably when they decided to list the Arctic mammal as a “threatened” species under the Endangered Species Act due to the effects of climate change. According to Brent Kendall of the Wall Street Journal, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a...

Polar Bear Conservation: International Polar Bear Day
2013-02-27 05:01:55

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online February 27 is International Polar Bear Day, sponsored and led by Polar Bear International (PBI). PBI is an advocacy group dedicated to research, education and action to protect the world's polar bear populations from extinction. PBI started International Polar Bear day to raise awareness of the bear's plight, and the damage that humans are inflicting with global warming. This year, PBI invites the public to join in by making Feb. 27...

Polar Bears Threatened By Climate Change, Action Urged Now
2013-02-06 05:34:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international group of scientists, led by a University of Alberta polar bear researcher, is urging governments to prepare for rapid Arctic ecosystem change to deal with a climate change catastrophe for the polar bears. University of Alberta professor Andrew Derocher is one of the authors of a policy perspective recently published online in the journal Conservation Letters that urges governments with polar bear populations to...

Mama Bear Knows Best When Picking Out Homes
2013-01-22 14:55:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Husbands should be taking a clue from nature when it comes to looking for a home, as new research emerges that shows mama bear knows her stuff. Research published in the journal PLoS ONE has found that the mother bears know best when it comes to selecting a place to live. The new University of Alberta study explored whether the rearing of cubs by their mothers shaped which habitats grizzly bears eventually choose. Lead author...

Conservationists Want Ban On Products Made From Polar Bears
2012-12-26 13:28:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some conservationists are calling for increased restrictions on the buying and selling of rugs and other goods made from polar bears–citing the animal´s threatened status. Others disagree–saying climate change is the bears´ biggest threat and focusing on their trade de-emphasizes the true reason behind their endangerment. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which has long championed the polar bears´ cause,...

2012-11-02 15:21:59

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials said bear hunters soon will be able to enjoy a four-day statewide bear season, in addition to a full-week archery bear season and a series of extended bear seasons in certain Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) during the upcoming fall months. The statewide archery bear season, which will be held Nov. 12-16, will lead up to the four-day statewide bear season, which will open on Saturday, Nov. 17,...

Polar Bears Head To Court
2012-10-20 09:00:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The State of Alaska and a group of plaintiffs that include hunters and the California Cattlemen's Association, has appealed a federal court ruling from last year that upheld the 2008 Interior Department's designation of polar bears as a threatened species. The bears were designated as threatened because their icy habitat is melting away. Maury Feldman, an attorney representing the plaintiffs, told the U.S. Court of Appeals for...

2012-09-12 02:24:06

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With summer quickly slipping by, many Pennsylvanians may have forgotten about problems caused by black bears in the spring, when nuisance bear activity typically peaks. However, black bear activity also tends to increase during the fall, which is just around the corner, and Pennsylvania Game Commission officials remind homeowners that steps taken now can minimize problems with bears during the next few weeks and months. Mark...

Bears Need All-you-can-eat Salmon Buffet Needed For Months
2012-08-04 05:07:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A mix of steep, colder streams and slower, warmer ones are necessary for both salmon conservation efforts and for bears and other predators that require access to the spawning fish for sustenance, researchers from the University of Washington (UW) claim in a recent research paper. The study, which will be presented during the Ecological Society of America's annual meeting in Portland, Oregon on August 8, shows that managing both...


Latest Bears Reference Libraries

Cave bear, Ursus spelaeus
2013-06-22 16:42:25

The cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) is an extinct species that was found in Europe during the Pleistocene. Its range was large and included areas from Great Britain to Spain, Italy, Poland, the Balkans, areas of Germany, Russia, the Caucuses, Romania, and northern areas of Iran. Large numbers of skeletons have been found in Switzerland, southern Germany, Austria, northern Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and Romania. Because so many fossils have been found throughout Europe, some experts assert that there...

Kodiak Bear, Ursus arctos middendorffi
2013-06-07 13:18:33

The Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), also known as the American brown bear, the Kodiak brown bear, or the Alaskan grizzly bear, is a subspecies of the brown bear. It can be found in southwestern Alaska, on the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. Most coastal bears that occur in Alaska are called Kodiak bears, but the true Kodiak bear only inhabits the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. The Kodiak bear was first described as a distinct species by the taxonomist C.H. Merriam. Merriam...

Grizzly Bear, Ursus arctos horribilis
2013-06-03 13:23:12

The grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), also known as the grizzly, the North American brown bear, or the silvertip bear, is one of many subspecies of the brown bear. It is typically found in upland areas of western North America. Its range once extended from Canada to Mexico and even into the western shores of the Hudson Bay in the east. Its range has been reduced to many areas of Canada, Alaska, and northwestern areas of the United States including Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, and...

Asian Black Bear, Ursus thibetanus
2013-06-03 13:08:46

The Asian black bear (Ursus thibetanus), also known as the white-chested bear or the moon bear, is a species that holds a large range. This range includes northern areas of the Indian Subcontinent, most areas of the Himalayas, far eastern Russia, northeastern areas of China, Korea, and the Honshū and Shikoku islands near Japan. As is common to black bear species, the Asiatic black bear prefers a habitat within deciduous forests, mixed forests, deserts, and thornbrush forests. It can...

Cave Bear, Ursus spelaeus
2013-05-17 22:36:40

The cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) is an extinct species that was found in Europe during the Pleistocene. Its range was large and included areas from Great Britain to Spain, Italy, Poland, the Balkans, areas of Germany, Russia, the Caucuses, Romania, and northern areas of Iran. Large numbers of skeletons have been found in Switzerland, southern Germany, Austria, northern Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and Romania. Because so many fossils have been found throughout Europe, some experts assert that there...

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