The Polar Bear: A Matter for International Concern

Vagn Flyger


Discusses the decline in polar bear population, in part associated with recession of the polar ice cap, but also with excessive hunting. Annual worldwide harvest (ca 1200 reported) is about 5-10% of the population. An international commission is needed to coordinate study of population dynamics and movement patterns of these bears, and to regulate harvesting in the polar seas.


Secondary education; University of Alaska, Fairbanks

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