This ice platform is shrinking, which means that the bears
must cover longer distances between ice and land.
Indeed, commented the Wall Street Journal on January 3, "It also turns out that most of the alarm over the polar bear
's future stems from a single, peer-reviewed study, which found that the bear
population had declined by some 250, or 25%, in Western Hudson Bay in the last decade.
In May 2004, a bear
was found roaming from yard to yard, climbing trees and lounging in a Jacuzzi in Agoura Hills, about a mile east of Westlake High School.
FACTS Estimates remain sketchy, but wild populations of Asiatic black bears
seem to have dropped to about 15,000 animals throughout all of Asia, says Dave Eastham of the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) in London.
He also points out that there's a "radical difference between incorporating bear
body image into the fabric of gay consciousness and producing works which serve a segment of the community.
AMERICAN FORESTS' Global ReLeaf Forests program is planting two sites for Louisiana black bear
DON'T LEAVE BEAR
ATTRACTANTS OUTSIDE -- Bear
attractants include garbage, pet food, and basically anything smelly or edible.
According to local legend, a bear
reported to be 10 feet tall was shot and killed in 1877 in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Douglas Legg, a Ministry of Natural Resources social and economic researcher, has pegged the economic value of bear
hunting in Ontario at more than $20 million in direct annual spending.
These islands form the heart of the proposed Spirit Bear
had been using it as a scratching post," he says.
And, hopefully, he dreams of nuts and berries instead of trash cans, because the Colorado Division of Wildlife decided last year that a problem bear
can be relocated only once.