Finally agreement on harvest between Canada and Greenland

Polar bear hidesPolar bear hides Image: Thor Larsen
The harvest levels of polar bears from the Kane Basin and Baffin Bay subpopulations have undoubtedly been unsustainable, and an agreement between the Canadian and Greenlandic governments have long been called for by those concerned. The Canadian government, and the governments of Nunavut and Greenland, have now reached an agreement, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU),  that hopefully will get the harvest levels down to a sustainable level. The implementation of the MoU involves the establishment of a consensus-operated Joint Commission that will recommend harvest levels and also research priorities for the two subpopulations.
Published Friday November 06 2009 by Dag Vongraven