A new and improved red list assessment for polar bears was published in 2015, again concluding that polar bears are in the category Vulnerable.
The 18th meeting of the PBSG, and the first regular meeting since 2009, was held in Anchorage. A packed agenda and five full days of meeting.
Can polar bears switch to and survive on terrestrial food? A new study from USGS gives us the answer.
In the status section there is a new text explaining why the PBSG has given global population range estimates for polar bear abundance since 1993, what these numbers are and what they're not.
The PBSG met in Fort Collins for a week in early June 2014, the second intersessional members-only meeting in a row, to continue discussions how to solve issues of future capacity.
A new and updated status table was finalized prior to the Moscow Meeting of the Parties in December 2013.
The Nunavut Wildlife Management Board proposed a change in TAH in Foxe Basin this summer and PBSG missed the hearing deadline, but makes its response public now.
You can now learn a bit more about each member of the PBSG through a picture and a brief bio.
The PBSG agrees with the recommendation from IUCN that the polar bear should still be listed on Appendix II. Read more about why...
PBSG members will meet for an extraordinary members-only meeting in Oslo Oct 24-27 to discuss the group's future.
As agreed on in Iqaluit in October 2011, PBSG has now given the group's input to some of the sections in the emerging circumpolar action plan.
For the second year in a row, the PBSG has given its critical comments to an increase in the total allowable harvest in Western Hudson Bay, as proposed by Nunavut.