Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne says that although his decision to seek protection for polar bears
acknowledged the melting of the Arctic ice, his department was not taking a position on why the ice was melting or what to do about it.
Why was it now declaring that global warming is not only real but killing polar bears
is considered a no-harm, no-foul bear
,'' said Troy Swauger, spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Game.
In North America, hunters kill American black bears
and sell the gallbladders illegally.
There are now even bear
subsections, like cubs (the category with the most controversial definition, though it generally indicates smaller, often younger men), grizzlies (extra-large, extra-hairy guys), daddy bears
who are either mature or dominant), and polar bears
(silver haired seniors), among others.
A historic agreement reached this April between Canadian environmental groups and Canada's logging industry will ensure the long-term security of British Columbia's threatened west coast Great Bear
The nearby 19,212-acre Big Lake Wildlife Management Area provides additional habitat for roving bears
The studies showed that relocated bears
would either return to the original location, die in their new surroundings or become a problem in the new location.
On the day of the incident, a pair of two-year-old twins, Cleo and Charles, and their three-year-old sister, Brooklyn, were playing in the backyard when Brooklyn spotted a bear
running toward the house.
In October, city arts coordinator Michael Marks and a white acrylic grizzly bear
sculpture took a booth at the League of California Cities conference at the Moscone Center, where the curious stopped by to see what they thought was a polar bear
There's an artistic lore built up on attracting bears
with scents," says Proctor.
In the past, nuisance bears
were moved two or three times in an effort to break their garbage-eating habits.