Guest editorial—the ballyhoo over polar bears

  • Dag Vongraven

Abstract

Critics have said that there’s little or no justification for the focus that polar bears (Ursus maritimus) have received as a threatened species. Recent studies project dramatic reductions in polar bear numbers in just a few decades, in concert with the equally dramatic reduction in critical sea-ice habitat, yet there are undoubtedly ecologically more “important” species in tropical and temperate latitudes that are facing equal or more urgent problems at present.

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Published
2009-12-01
How to Cite
Vongraven, D. (2009). Guest editorial—the ballyhoo over polar bears. Polar Research, 28(3), 323-326. https://doi.org/10.3402/polar.v28i3.6148
Section
Editorial