US ceases efforts to end global trade of polar bear parts

US Fish and Wildlife Services to shift focus to climate change’s effects on bears. Canada had opposed ban as threats to hunting economy and Inuit practices

The Guardian

Last updated on 05 May 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Canada
United States of America
Region: 
North America
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Habitat loss and degradation
Climate Change
Species: 
Ursus maritimus
Species group: 
Marine mammals