Posts Tagged ‘polar bear’
National Geographic: Did Polar Bears Really Lose at CITES?
Posted by Laurel Neme in Polar Bear Watch on March 29, 2013 Delegates at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) 16th Conference of Parties held in Bangkok in March rejected a proposal to ban international trade in polar bears and their parts. The decision caused a stir because polar bears face a precarious future. While some…Read More
The WildLife: Polar Bears, Global Warming and CITES Decision, Dr. Steven Amstrup
Dr. Steven Amstrup has been studying polar bears and their habitat since 1980, and much of what we know about them, and even how scientists study them, comes from his work. For instance, he was the first person to apply radio telemetry to the study of polar bears, which allowed scientists to understand the…Read More
The WildLife: Polar Bears, Robert Buchanan
Robert Buchanan, President and CEO of Polar Bears International (PBI), shares the special adaptations of polar bears to a life on the ice. He tells “The WildLife” host Laurel Neme how their huge paws, the size of dinner plates, act like snowshoes to distribute their weight and keep them from breaking through the ice. He also reveals that the…Read More