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Polar bear pro­tected in U.S.

pub­lished 24 Decem­ber 2008 | mod­i­fied 10 May 2013

The U.S. gov­ern­ment decided to include the polar bear in their list of pro­tected species as of May 15. For months nature con­ser­va­tion­ists had been wait­ing for this impor­tant step. It is the first time that a clear link between cli­mate change and the neces­sity to pro­tect a species, is iden­ti­fied, estab­lished and taken for­ward. (Source: World Wildlife Fund)

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