Species brink 09 polar bear

Polar Bear Timeline

  • Bear Island

    The Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears was concluded in Oslo, Norway.
  • The Polar Bear Protection Act

    This act was passed to protect polar bear's from any harm thrreatining them.
  • Center for Biological Diversity

    Filed a petition asking that the polar bear be listed under the Endangered Species Act
  • The FWS is sued

    In San Francisco court by CBD for a decision on dealing with the bear’s listing.
  • Center for Biological Diversity

    An agreement was reached and filed in Federal district court.
  • The FWS

    ssues its decision that the polar bear is warranted a listing as an endangered species.
  • Sarah Palin, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Special Assistant Tina Cunning

    Write a letter to nterior Secretary Kempthorne requesting removal of the polar bear from ESA listing process.
  • House Subcommittee for Technology and Innovation

    A meeting was held addressing the polar bear and Arctic ice pack status.
  • U.S. Department of the Interior

    Listed the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act
  • The US Department of the Interior

    Reclassified the polar bear as a Threatened Species under the Endangered Species Act.
  • State of Alaska

    Sued U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, seeking to reverse the listing of the polar bear as a threatened species,