A wildlife organization representative stands with a stuffed polar bear on his shoulder before voting on a proposal by Washington to change the status of the polar bear from a species whose trade is ... more 
A wildlife organization representative stands with a stuffed polar bear on his shoulder before voting on a proposal by Washington to change the status of the polar bear from a species whose trade is merely regulated, not banned at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, in Bangkok, Thailand Thursday, March 7, 2013. The proposal by the United States to ban cross-border trade in polar bears and their parts was defeated Thursday at an international meeting of conservationists, marking a victory for Canada’s indigenous Inuit people over their big neighbor to the south. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Sakchai Lalit
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 6:16 AM EST