Saturday, June 20, 2009

Russia Creates Park to Save Polar Bears

The ‘Russian Arctic’ park is located on the northern part of Novaya Zemlya, a long island that arcs out into the Arctic Ocean between the Barents and Kara Seas and includes some adjacent marine areas.
The 1.5 million hectare park will protect much of the Barents and Kara Sea polar bear populations.
Still lacking is urgent global action on global climate change to ensure that the Arctic stays cold enough for species such as polar bears.