Do men use polar bears for anything?Thank you a list would be fine

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besure77 eNotes educator| Certified Educator


Here is an excerpt from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service pertaining to polar bears and who may hunt them and for what purposes:

Alaska Natives (Indians, Aleuts, and Eskimos) who reside in Alaska and who dwell on the coast of the north Pacific Ocean or the Arctic Ocean may harvest polar bears for subsistence purposes or the creation and sale of Native articles of handicraft or clothing if the harvest is not wasteful. A Native must be one- fourth degree or more Alaska Indian, Aleut or Eskimo or be enrolled under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. It is illegal for a person who is not Indian, Aleut, or Eskimo to actively participate in any manner in hunting polar bears.

The meat from the polar bear is always eaten. Various items are made from the polar bear as well, such as clothing.

The numbers of polar bears are declining. One of the biggest reasons for this is global warming and the melting ice caps.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Polar bears did have uses in the cultures of what we used to call Eskimos and are now called by their various tribal names (or are just called Natives).  Nowadays, in the United States, at least, Natives are still allowed to hunt and kill polar bears for those uses.

The flesh of polar bears can be eaten.  The rest of the polar bear can be used in various ways.  The skins (with the thick fur) of the polar bears can be used in many different kinds of clothing such as boots and trousers.  The fat may be burned for light.

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