July 14, 2011- Source: The Ottawa Citizen
Canada’s polar bears could soon enjoy special protection under Canadian Law. The federal government has proposed designating the bears as a “species of special concern” in the Species at Risk Act. But this act will not protect them from the most serious threat: climate change. The number one threat is the vanishing sea ice. The final decision as to whether the polar bear will be listed under the Species at Risk Act is anticipated in November 2011.