Nunavut has decided to increase the total allowable harvest of the Western Hudsonj Bay subpopulation from 8 to 21 bears, in a subpopulation that at the moment is declining even without a harvest.
A third Meeting of the Parties, the second since 1981, was held in Iqaluit, Canada, the capital of the territory of Nunavut, Canada, October 24-26, 2011.
"Polar bears: The natural history of a threatened species" is a comprehensive book on the ecology of polar bears and their habitat for the wider audience, and it is a pleasure to read.
In a new study from the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources 72 hunters have been interviewed about their catches the last five decades, and new insights about the catch has been synthesized and presented.
A long editing process has ended, and the proceedings from the 15th meeting of the PBSG in Copenhagen is finally available for download.