Great Bear Foundation
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Missoula, Montana, dedicated to the conservation of the eight species of bears and their habitat around the world.
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Blog Archive for November 2010
November 29th, 2010
Contact Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar, and tell him to list the polar bear as an endangered species (rather than threatened), due to the threat of extinction attributed to habitat loss (loss of sea ice). Send letters to: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Department of the Interior 1849 C Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20240 See Federal judge… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.
November 28th, 2010
We should have posted this news earlier, but we were busy traveling the latitudes to polar bear country, ourselves. A federal judge set a Dec 23, 2010 deadline for USFWS to justify listing the polar bear as threatened, rather than endangered, which would offer polar bears more protection. According to Associated Press, “the law says… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.
November 20th, 2010
While the media focuses on “starving polar bears”, the real threat at the moment is more focused on reproduction—polar bears are “delayed implanters” and pregnancy depends on the female putting on enough body weight before December to sustain pregnancy. If bears do not have enough body weight, they cannot reproduce, and those cubs that are… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.
November 18th, 2010
We encountered the beautiful as well as the disturbing in terms of human impact on polar bears & their habitat. We came away with a better understanding of polar bears and the threats they face, not only in terms of global climate change, but also in terms of industrial tourism, food-conditioning, and habitat degradation. Two… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.
November 11th, 2010
For the past 27 years, the Great Bear Foundation, based in Missoula, has trekked north each autumn to Churchill, Manitoba. Led by Dr. Charles “Chuck” Jonkel, who has over 50 years of field experience, the expeditions seek to educate people on polar bears and their environment. On Nov. 6, the group will embark on its… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.