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Federal report: Polar bears unlikely to recover unless humans reverse global … – 680 News

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 2015376 Views

Jul 2, 2015

Federal report: Polar bears unlikely to recover unless humans reverse global warming

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don’t reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said.

“The single most important step for polar bear conservation is decisive action to address Arctic warming,” the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a draft recovery plan, part of the process after the agency listed the species as threatened in 2008.

“Short of action that effectively addresses the primary cause of diminishing sea ice, it is unlikely that polar bears will be recovered.”

Halting Arctic warming will require a global commitment, said Jenifer Kohout, the Fish and Wildlife Service’s regional program manager and a co-chair of the polar bear recovery team.

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