Breaking: Pacific walrus is not threatened with extinction says US Fish & Wildlife
“U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said they cannot determine with certainty that walruses are likely to become endangered “in the foreseeable future,” which the agency defines as the year 2060.”
(CBC, 4 October 2017).
“The agency said in 2011 that walruses deserve the additional protection of being declared threatened, but delayed a listing because other species were a higher priority.
The agency revised the decision based on new information, said Patrick Lemons, the agency’s marine mammals management chief.
“Walrus demonstrated much more ability to change their behaviours than previously thought,” Lemons said. Their ability to rest on shorelines before swimming to foraging areas makes the threat of less sea ice uncertain, he added.”
Read more at Dr. Susan Crockford’s Website
Readers may recall that environmentalists and alarmists tried to link the Walrus and climate change due to the “disappearing sea-ice” argument. WUWT covered some of the claims: