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Vongraven, Dag (2009)
Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
Journal: Polar Research
Languages: English
Types: Article
Critics have said that there’s little or no justification for the focus that polar bears (Ursus maritimus) have received as a threatened species. Recent studies project dramatic reductions in polar bear numbers in just a few decades, in concert with the equally dramatic reduction in critical sea-ice habitat, yet there are undoubtedly ecologically more “important” species in tropical and temperate latitudes that are facing equal or more urgent problems at present.
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