Polar Bear Research at the Alaska Science Center
There once was a polar bear – science vs the blogosphere
Wildlife managers need information on the status and trends of populations, and the USGS has focused its polar bear research program on dynamics of the southern Beaufort Sea population.
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During 2007, USGS led an intensive research effort to project future status of polar bears. This research projected major declines by mid-century in polar bear distribution and abundance and became an important consideration in the 2008 decision to list polar bears as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. New work is currently supported by the Changing Arctic Ecosystems initiative.