Polar Bears are not yet endangered. In June 2010, a federal judge ordered that feds rethink their decision to NOT consider Arctic Polar Bears endangered. There are currently population studies underway.
The Endangered Species Act(ESA) currently includes polar bears as “threatened” which means they are likely to become endangered unless serious efforts are made to protect the species. Since they are a “listed” species under the ESA, the federal government has the responsibility to provide special protections for the species such as prevention of habitat degradation and the trade or sale of the animal.
One of the main threats to the polar bear is the melting of sea ice due to climate change and rising global temperatures. Shrinking sea ice platforms is more than just reducing the polar bear’s habitat, but also causing shorter hunting seasons, swimming conditions to be more dangerous, and food scarcity.
The current projections by the U.S. Geological Survey is that two thirds of polar bears will disappear by 2050.
Polar bears are pretty much considered endangered, because they are hunted down muchn more often now then before.
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