Comment Period Extended for Draft Polar Bear Plan

Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus), Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.

Image Credit: Alan D. Wilson, Wikimedia Commons

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last Friday an extension of the comment period on a draft Polar Bear Conservation Management Plan. This plan, which was posted to the Federal Register on July 6 with an initial comment period ending on August 20, includes the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the protection of denning habitat, and the minimization of human-polar bear conflicts. Due to high public interest, the comment period has now been extended to September 19.

To read more about the extension and learn how to comment, visit the Federal Register.