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IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group

The official website for the Polar Bear Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission

The PBSG is the authoritative source for information on the world’s polar bears, and one of IUCN/SSC’s more than 100 specialist groups that work to produce and to compile scientific knowledge about the world’s species and give independent scientific advice to decision-makers and management authorities.

Explore the content to find:

  • Comprehensive and updated information on polar bears, and updated and official status information on all subpopulations
  • Documents and info from all previous meetings of the PBSG, from the first meeting in 1965 to the latest meeting
  • Searchable database of more than 1,000 polar bear articles, mostly scientific
  • References and links to further reading on threats and important conservation issues
  • Relevant polar bear news, updated continuously
  • ...and much, much more!

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