Mama Nose Best
Second in the series of Alaska postage stamps. Nose to nose as a polar bear cub seeks reassurance from his mother.
As is true for a number of species, the polar bear is engangered. For a history of polar bear-human interaction and the species’ present plight read On Thin Ice: The Changing World of the Polar Bear, by Richard Ellis.
To become in volved in conservation efforts contact the World Wildlife Fund (http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/finder/polarbear/polarbear.html, Defenders of Wildlife (http://www.defenders.org), or Polar Bears International (www.polarbearsinternational.org).