Sunday, September 20, 2009

No, not the grizzly too!

Grizzly bear decline alarms conservationists in Canada

Photo from Guardians page about the news (linked above)

First it was the giant panda, then the polar bear, now it seems that the grizzly bear is the latest species to face impending disaster. A furious row has erupted in Canada with conservationists desperately lobbying the government to suspend the annual bear-hunting season following reports of a sudden drop in the numbers of wild bears spotted on salmon streams and key coastal areas where they would normally be feeding.

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