Polar Bear Information
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Official announcement of the Polar Bear 4(d) from the Department of the Interior. 12/12/08
News Release
Special Rule
Questions and Answers

Remarks from Secretary Kempthorne announcing the polar bear decision. (Scroll down to watch a video from the press conference.) 05/07/08
Secretary's Remarks

Official notice from the Federal Register (5.6 MB PDF) 12/12/08
Federal Register Notice

Special Rule under section 4 D of the Endangered Species Act, as part of the final decision. 12/12/08
Special Rule

A timeline of events leading to the decision to declare the polar bear "threatened."

Guidelines we'll follow in consulting with other Federal agencies
Guidance to Service Employees

Memo from Mark Myers, Director of the U.S. Geological Survey to Dale Hall, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 05/14/08
Challenges of Linking Carbon Emissions, Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Concentrations, Global Warming, and Consequential Impacts

Last updated: October 14, 2009
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