UN Polar bears among species to be hotly debated

first_img Top Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Sponsored Stories Scanlon says the unregulated, illegal wildlife trade ranges anywhere from $8 billion to $20 billion a year.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology GENEVA (AP) – Nations will be asked to decide whether the polar bear should be considered an endangered species because of global warming.The U.S. proposal to increase the protection given to polar bears was among 67 proposals submitted before Friday’s deadline for consideration by CITES, the Geneva-based International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.CITES Secretary-General John Scanlon told reporters the polar bear plan and proposals to better combat the illegal trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn are expected to be among the most contentious items at the treaty talks next March in Bangkok.last_img read more