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FWS Proposes Special Rule to Protect Polar Bear
On April 19, 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published Federal Register notice proposing a special rule for the conservation of the polar bear (Ursus maritimus). This rule is proposed pursuant to FWS' authority under the Endangered Species Act. The proposed rule is in part the product of 2011 court orders. FWS will accept public comment on the proposed rule until June 18, 2012.

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