After several years of harvesting unsustainable numbers of bears in subpopulations shared between the two countries, a Memorandum of Understanding has finally been agreed upon.
The PBSG web database on Russian literature on marine mammals have been updated with articles from the last decade.
Local peoples' unease with procedures involving the handling of polar bears might end mark-recapture studies of Nunavut polar bears and start aerial surveys.
The final report from the March Meeting of the Parties to the 1973 Agreement has been finalised.
Altogether 41 polar bear scientists and managers convened at the North Atlantic House in Copenhagen June 29 - July 3, hosted by the Greenlandic Representation.
Long-time PBSG member and USGS senior polar bear scientist Steven Amstrup rebutts a misleading and unscientific audit of two reports published as a part of the US polar bear listing process.
The Parties to the 1973 Agreement have met in Tromso March 17-19, and the meeting ended in a positive atmosphere that gives some hope for further process. Read the full news item and download the final output summary document.
PBSG chairman Andrew Derocher presented circumpolar issues, and present and future challenges for polar bears at the Meeting of the Parties to the 1973 Agreement on the conservation of polar bears in Tromso. Read the full news item and download the pdf of the presentation.
As an apetizer at the Meeting of the Parties in Tromso, the Norwegian Polar Institute has commissioned a report on the history of the 1973 Agreement on the conservation of polar bears. The report can be downloaded from the next level, if you read the whole news item.
After seven years in the same html-suit, a new PBSG website is ready for the world.
For the first time since 1981 the official parties to the Agreement on the conservation of polar bears will meet and discuss polar bear issues.
On January 16, 2009, a National Roundtable on Polar Bears was held in Canada to hear views of various stakeholders in polar bear management and conservation in Canada