by The Associated Press
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A new report says animals near the North Pole are disappearing substantially.
The United Nations report finds overall that the number of animals in the Arctic has increased substantially since 1970, mostly because of hunting restrictions.
Birds, mammals and fish are up an average of 16 percent.
But species in the "high" Arctic dropped by one-quarter. North American caribou are down by one-third, a figure the study's author calls worrisome.