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New redlist assessment for polar bears completed

Wednesday November 16 2016

A new and improved red list assessment for polar bears was published in 2015, again concluding that polar bears are in the category Vulnerable.

PBSG meets in Anchorage

Monday November 14 2016

PBSG members 2016The 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.

Polar bears and terrestrial food

Thursday April 16 2015

Hudson Bay polar bear. Photo credit: Andrew DerocherCan polar bears switch to and survive on terrestrial food? A new study from USGS gives us the answer.

PBSG global population estimates explained

Tuesday July 08 2014

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.

17th meeting of the PBSG in Fort Collins, USA, is history

Thursday June 26 2014

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.

New status table finalized

Friday February 14 2014

A new and updated status table was finalized prior to the Moscow Meeting of the Parties in December 2013.

PBSG responds to proposed change in Foxe Basin harvest level

Monday October 07 2013

Foxe Basin subpopulationThe 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.

Biographical summaries of members now published

Thursday March 21 2013

You can now learn a bit more about each member of the PBSG through a picture and a brief bio.

PBSG statement on proposed transfer of polar bear to CITES Appendix I

Tuesday February 26 2013

CITES logoThe PBSG agrees with the recommendation from IUCN that the polar bear should still be listed on Appendix II. Read more about why...

PBSG members convene in Oslo October 24-27

Monday October 15 2012

PBSG members will meet for an extraordinary members-only meeting in Oslo Oct 24-27 to discuss the group's future.

PBSG gives input to circumpolar action plan

Sunday September 23 2012

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.

PBSG critical of proposed catch increase in Western Hudson Bay

Tuesday August 07 2012

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.