New reports are painting a grim picture for the future of polar bears. Studies looking at climate change impacts clarify that without ice, polar bears will have difficulty surviving. Polar bears in Alaska are particularly vulnerable and at risk of disappearing. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have just released a polar bear conservation management plan that identifies arctic warming as the largest threat to the bear’s survival.
HOST: Lori Townsend
- Todd Atwood, research wildlife biologist, USGS lead on Polar Bear Recovery Team
- Jenifer Kohout, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regional program manager and co-chair of the Polar Bear Recovery Team
- Eric Regehr, wildlife biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Margaret Williams, director, World Wildlife Fund’s arctic program
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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.