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CITES Fails the Polar Bear (VIDEO)

Published 03/07/13

In a blow to polar bears and a maddening display of capitulation to crass commercial interests, an assemblage of nations today declined to provide extra protection — i.e., Appendix I status — for polar bears. Will Travers expresses his disappointment in the vote at the Bangkok meeting of CITES, which soundly rejected a proposal to an animal who also is greatly imperiled by the impacts of climate change.

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