April 30, 2016
Shane Mahoney

The listing in May 2008 of the polar bear as "threatened" by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been a highly controversial decision. In the first of a seies of articles, Shane Mahoney discusses the special place this inspiring animal has held in human cultures and the complicated scenario that an interface between climate change debate, wildlife science, and the ESA presents for hunters and the sutainable use of wildlife.