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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Polar Bear Critical Habitat

10/22/2009 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a proposal to designate critical habitat for the polar bear, and will open a 60-day public comment period on the measure. More

Arctic Oil Development Providing "Subsidized Housing" to Predators

9/8/2009 A new study finds that Arctic oil development has attracted populations of predators including Arctic fox, ravens, and gulls, which feed on nesting birds. The predators use everything from drilling platforms to road culverts to nest or den. More

Arctic Wildlife Refuge Teems with Life, But Biologists Keep a Constant Eye on Population Health

3/10/2008 Ever wonder how many caribou live in the U.S. Fish & Wildife Service-managed Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? Or how the Dall Sheep are doing? Or how the musk oxen are getting on? It's all in the refuge's Summary of 2007 Survey Activities. More

FWS Bulletin: Statement for Polar Bear Decision

1/8/2008 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expects within the next month to reach a final decision on a proposal to list the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. More

Interior Makes Available an Executive Summary from a Climate Change Forum for Alaska

9/7/2007 On Feb. 21-23 2007, the Department of Interior's U.S. Fish & Wildife Service and the USGS held the forum as part of Interior's IPY efforts. Read an executive summary in .PDF. More

Polar Bears on Video from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

9/7/2007 Watch a video feature on polar bears in their native habitat on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Endangered Species Web site. More

Biologists and Alaska Natives Equip Seals with Satellite Transmitters to Develop Management Strategy

8/31/2007 Biologists and Native hunters in the Alaskan village of Kotzebue, funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are jointly developing a management strategy for bearded seal habitat. More

Visit the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge...via the Net

5/8/2007 Established in 1960 and managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildife Service, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge encompasses the traditional homelands and subsistence areas of Inupiaq Eskimos and Athabascan Indians. The 19.2-million acre refuge is home to an unbroken continuum of arctic and subarctic ecosystems. More

Polar Bear Conservation Information from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

3/2/2007 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) proposes to list polar bears as a threatened species. Read about the bears' natural history and about FWS conservation strategies. More