[QODLink]
Americas
Decline in Canada polar bears
Research has shown that Canada's polar bear population, world's largest, is in decline.
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2010 09:01 GMT

The latest round of UN climate change talks are underway in Cancun, Mexico - and as world leaders debate ways to tackle global warming, conservationists say polar bears are being hit hard.

Canada is home to two-thirds of the world’s polar bear population, but research has shown numbers are declining rapidly.

Imtiaz Tyab reports from Churchill – a tiny town just south of the Arctic Circle.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
Study says tipping point reached as poachers kill 7 percent of African elephants annually; birth rate is 5 percent.
Zimbabwe's leader given rotating chairmanship of 15-member nation bloc a year after he won disputed presidential polls.
Government regulations and security fears are choking the once thriving industry in India-administered Kashmir.
Is fast-track deportation for 60,000 migrant children from Latin America obstructing due process?
Feminist Initiative is fiercely campaigning to enter Sweden's parliament after the September elections.
join our mailing list