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Despite being listed as endangered in 2008, polar bear populations in the Arctic are still struggling.
According to Scientific American, biologists estimate that as many as 25,000 polar bears roam the far north these days, with two-thirds of them in Canada and most of the remainder in Alaska and northern Russia. Environmentalists cheered in May 2008 when the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service listed polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act because of forecast evidence that circumpolar warming is melting sea ice, the great white carnivore’s primary habitat.
Polar bears have been “protected” in the U.S. since 2008, but only recently has the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service released a species management plan.