The survival and the protection of the bear's habitat are urgent issues for Dose of Roses. Bears are an important symbol of wilderness and a key component of wildlife. The ongoing bear threat such as habitat issues, climate change, and human conflict are the leading factors that are making certain bears listed as a threatened species. For instance, polar bears were listed as a threatened species in the US under the Endangered Species Act in May 2008. Although some subspecies, such as the Louisiana black bear, Grizzly bears, and polar bears are protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, most are not.