Polar bears areunique creators that have a significant meaning in the Canadian history.Environmental factors are a huge threat to the polar bear population. The polarbear species should be considered under the Appendix I listing for thegovernment to take serious action and solve the problem and make sure that thepolar bear population will be safe for many generations before it’s toolate. The articles donot outline the danger that is threatening the polar bear population and itonly suggest that due to the cultural significance of polar bears Canada has agreat task in protecting these unit species and the fact that they are notunder danger to be considered under the Appendix I listing which is a statewhere the species is in danger with extinction. (Government of Canada,Environment and Climate Change Canada 2017) The recent primary literatureindicates that the polar bear population is on a decline due to environmentalfactors and it suggested to classify polar bears under the Appendix I listing.(Marketwire 2013) As a result, the article and the primary journal alter witheach other.
The U.S andRussian government had proposed to put polar bears under the Appendix I listingwhere the species is threatened with extinction and are in danger, but Canadahas opposed the proposal. (Marketwire 2013) The bays are taking longer tofreeze, and global warning had disrupted the polar bear’s migration and feedingpattern. Researchers found out that due to the disruption in the polar bear’slife pattern, the bears are not in their best physical condition and femalepolar bears are producing lesser cubs, and as a result, the polar bearbirthrate had dropped by 15%. On top f that many cubs died due to the lack oftaking in essential nutrition for their survival. (Herald 2006) Scientistsestimated that by 2050 two third of the polar bear population will be gone.
According to Nita Ovsyanikov, a Russian scientist, the population of polarbears is on a decline and they are having low breeding rates and the cubs havea low chance of endurance due to environmental issues. Each year, more than 400polar bears are being hunted, killed, and traded. Other environmental factorsthat also affected the polar bear population are the presence of pollution inthe air, melting of the sea ices due to global warming, and loss of habitat,where all are factors that should lead to classifying the polar bears under thespecies at risk act. (Marketwire 2013) The approximatepolar bear population in Canada is about 16,000. Polar bears are uniquecreatures in Canada that have cultural and traditional significance to Canadianpeople. Therefore, Canada has a great responsibility to protect these speciesfrom danger.
Fortunately, polar bear species does not meet the appendix Ilisting which is a state where the species is threatened with extinction due tointernational trading, small distributed area, small population size, andoffspring decline. About 2% of the polar bears are traded each year, which isabout 300 polar bears. Canada contains about two third of the total polar bearpopulation in the world; therefore, the country is dedicated to protectingthese unique creatures. In Canada, the conservation of polar bears isestablished through a cooperated method between provinces, where each regionmust make sure that they are fulfilling their responsibilities by keeping trackof polar bear population. This teamwork approach leads Canada to meet its tasktowards the contract agreement on polar bear conservation in 1973.
Canada’saction taken to protect polar bears is to gather more data about these iconiccreature’s health, performance, population, and movements by using science, andindigenous traditional knowledge to establish a plan. This plan may includeestimating the number of polar bears that may be harvest, the number of polarbears that can be trade annually, and by developing a protected habitat forpolar bear distribution due to global warming which can be a huge threat to thepolar bear population. (Government of Canada, Environment and Climate ChangeCanada 2017) Are the polar bears actually safe in Canada? Shouldn’t polar bearsbe considered under endanger species list?