Group calls for U.S. plan on polar bears
Nearly a month after its release, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s draft plan for the conservation of polar bears is beginning to draw comments and questions. The plan, released July 2 for public comment, acknowledges the imminent threat of climate change and the loss of sea-ice habitat impacting wild polar bear populations in the Arctic. The plan outlines a series of general management actions the United States can take.