Polar Bears Proposed for U.S. Endangered Species List

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: December 27, 2006   View Article

The U.S. government today proposed listing polar bears as threatened with extinction under the Endangered Species Act because the animals’ sea ice habitat is melting.

“Polar bears are one of nature’s ultimate survivors,” Department of the Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne told reporters today at a press conference.

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