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Experts say melting ice will shrink polar bear populations in next 50 years

...sea ice, the white carnivores will be driven ashore or onto increasingly smaller floes in hunt for seals, the World Conservation Union warned last week. The 40 members of the polar bear specialist group said the population of the Arctic's top...

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House agrees to support Russian treaty to protect polar bears

...how best to sustain the polar bear habitat. It passed by voice vote. The Polar Bear Specialist Group of the World Conservation Union estimates the polar bear population in the Arctic at 20,000 to 25,000, and projects a 30 percent decline...

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Group wants polar bears listed

...Andrew Derocher, a University of Alberta biologist and chairman of the polar bear specialist group for the World Conservation Union's Species Survival Commission, said the group downgraded polar bear status worldwide from "least concern...

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Alaska rejects listing for Kittlitz's murrelet

...evaluate information gaps and develop a research plan and conservation strategy for the birds. Wolfe said the World Conservation Union lists the Kittlitz's murrelet as critically endangered.

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Polar bears threatened?

...spending $2 million a year through 2010 for the polar bear program. The Polar Bear Specialist Group of the World Conservation Union, based in Gland, Switzerland, has estimated the polar bear population in the Arctic is about 20,000 to 25...

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Scientists say polar bears will disappear from Alaska by 2050

...declined to provide precise estimates of polar bear populations 50 years from now. A separate organization, the World Conservation Union, based in Gland, Switzerland, has estimated the polar bear population in the Arctic now is about 20,000...

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Governor questions polar bear proposal

...polar bear researcher quoted extensively in the report and chairman of the Polar Bear Specialist Group for the World Conservation Union, called it "absolutely fanciful." "There's not a credible polar bear biologist in the world who would...

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