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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.

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