Russia Bans Endangered Polar Bear Hunt This Year

Russia Bans Endangered Polar Bear Hunt This Year

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Polar bearPrime Minister Vladimir Putin, a longtime defender of large endangered animals announced that Russia has banned the hunting of polar bears this year, even for the indigenous people in far-eastern Russia across the Bering Strait, for whom officials have said hunting is vital.

Around 100 polar bears a year have been killed in Alaska in recent years, too.

(READ the AP story at Yahoo News)

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