Will the EU agree to protect polar bears?

EU member states should support the proposed ban on the trade of polar bear products.

At the end of last year European Voice reported on the argument in Canada over a US proposal to list polar bears in the top category of endangered species under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) (“You Canuck be serious!”, 22-28 November). Canada is opposed to such a listing, saying that polar-bear hunting is essential to the way of life of its native Inuit populations.

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