Palin Bad For Polar Bears

Critter News

An ad from Defenders of Wildlife. Tags: polar bear Palin Yet another reason to make sure this moron never gets to be one 72 year old heartbeat away from the Presidency.

Polar Bear Supporters Lose Court Case

Critter News

A federal appeals court made a final decision Wednesday on whether Fish and Wildlife could allow oil companies to interfere with polar bears. Fish and Wildlife service wrongfully issued authorization for oil companies to work in areas that could potentially hurt the bears. They claimed Fish and Wildlife failed to consider effects of climate change and had a false idea of how many polar bears would be affected.

The Inuit Point of View on Polar Bears

Critter News

Here's an article in the Nunatsiaq News that talks about polar bear conservation from the Inuit point of view. The Inuit harvest, or hunt, polar bears in Canada. "In s director of wildlife, Gabriel Nirlinguyak} said, recalling that the two had cooperated on bowhead whale management issues. But not with polar bears." He said that a lot of Inuit feel betrayed by the animal rights movement, and by some biologists when it comes to polar bears.

Frozen Planet

4 The Love Of Animals

We have loved seeing places that few people ever get to see, and learning about the interesting wildlife that lives there. We loved seeing penguins, whales, polar bears, and wolves. The 3 disc set includes many special features: • On Thin Ice – A unique exploration into how climate change is affecting the animals and people of the polar regions and what that might mean for the rest of us. giveaways reviews tv wildlife

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Walrus in Trouble Too

Critter News

I'm finally getting caught up on some reading and came across this article in the Defenders of Wildlife wildlife. We tend to talk about penguins and polar bears, but these guys are important too. I'm very proud of supporting Defenders because I think they do great work and they have a really good magazine too. Very depressing sometimes though. The summer issue had a good article about walruses.

Penguin Palooza on Nat Geo WILD

4 The Love Of Animals

Narrated by Queen Latifah, Arctic Tale is the coming of age story of a walrus pup and polar bear cub as they fight for survival in the Arctic wilderness. tv wildlifePhoto Credit: © Argus Collection. Penguin lovers rejoice! This weekend is Penguin Palooza on Nat Geo WILD! This weekend you will be able to enjoy shows about penguins almost all weekend long. Penguin Palooza starts at noon to 11pm ET/PT on Saturday November 12 and Sunday, November 13.

Getting Emotional

Creature Talk

Last night I was watching Animal Planet, as I often do, and the show was about polar bears in the wild. There was a mama polar bear and her 2 cubs who were not yet full grown, but also not tiny. Due to lack of food, a big male polar bear was following the threesome in the hopes that he could eat one of the cubs (apparently they will eat their own kind if they can’t find other food).

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: It is deeply troubling that a legally mandated and urgently needed decision to protect polar bears under the Endangered Species Act has been delayed by one agency of the Interior Department even as another agency rushes ahead with plans to sell oil and gas leases across a huge expanse of critical polar bear habitat in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea (“ Regulatory Games and the Polar Bear ,” editorial, Jan.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ Bearing Up ” (Op-Ed, Jan. Sarah Palin of Alaska, the scientific literature is very clear that polar bear survival is highly threatened in the wild. Because polar bears are at the top of the marine food chain, their bodies accumulate persistent organic pollutants that disrupt their reproductive systems. We must recognize the shortsighted nature of Governor Palin’s appeal not to list the polar bear as endangered.

On the Edge.

10,000 Birds

In simplest terms it is where the landfast ice meets the open ocean, and it is a magnet for wildlife, especially in the 24 hour light of the Arctic spring. The tracks of two young Polar Bear skirt a crack in the sea ice in Admiralty Inlet. Wildlife concentrates at the Floe Edge, and although we just missed Narwhal as pack ice moved in just after we arrived, the place was littered with Polar Bear. Still, with that many bear you have to stay vigilant.

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