New book about polar bear harvest in Northwest Greenland

Based on interviews with 72 Inuit hunters PBSG chair Dr. Erik W. Born and coworkers have synthesized knowledge about the course of the polar bear catch in the period 1952-2005. In the press release from the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources it is stated: "The rationale for the study was the indication from hunting statistics that the catch of polar bears in Northwest Greenland had increased since the early 1990s. This change occurred simultaneously with marked changes in weather conditions and sea ice cover in Northwest Greenland. The information provided by experienced Inuit polar bear hunters offers a detailed and unique account of polar bear catch, polar bear biology, climate change, and the effect of these changes on both the species and the subsistence hunt".
Published Wednesday February 02 2011 by Dag Vongraven