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Monday, March 16, 2009

Polar Bear Hunters Face Battle Over Extinction Worries

Native and sport polar bear hunters may be facing more restrictions due to increasing threats to bear populations.
A limit on the hunting of polar bears by sportsmen and native Arctic people will top the agenda at an international summit in Norway tomorrow, seen as vital to the survival of the predator. Although few people outside the Arctic realise it, there is still a major legal hunt for the animals in four out of the five states that host the bears: Canada, Greenland, Alaska in the US, and Russia. In Norway, stalking is banned.

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