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Canada’s Inuit roar in protest over moves to discourage their polar bear hunts

July 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The move to protect polar bears is appreciated by the Canada’s Inuits for one thing, and that’s a hefty hike in the price for a dead one. Across Canada, prices for polar bear pelts have soared over the past few years, with two at a June 20 auction in Ontario fetching a record $16,500 each. Continue Reading

Polar bear populations in Manitoba, Ontario all but doomed, expert says

November 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Wildlife biologist Ian Stirling, who’s been studying polar bears for 41 years, believes it is now too late to prevent the species from being extirpated from the shores of Hudson Bay. Continue Reading

Judge backs scientists on polar bears

June 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A federal judge on Thursday backed a finding by government scientists that global warming is threatening the survival of the polar bear. Continue Reading

St. Paul’s Como Zoo takes in three bears from Minot’s Roosevelt Zoo

June 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The bears’ original home, Roosevelt Zoo in Minot, had to be evacuated last month along with other parts of the city because of flooding. Roosevelt Zoo called Como to see if the St. Paul zoo could take the brown bears temporarily. Continue Reading