from Michigan Pete, comment
on 26-04-08: I think we need to stop worrying about
the polar bears... A
survey of the animals' numbers in Canada's eastern
Arctic has revealed that they are thriving, not declining...
In the Davis Strait area, a 140,000-sq kilometre region,
the polar bear population has grown from 850 in the
mid-1980s to 2,100 today. "There aren't just
a few more bears. There are a hell of a lot more bears,"
said Mitch Taylor, a polar bear biologist who has
spent 20 years studying the animals."