PBSG members convene in Oslo October 24-27

The IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group will convene in Oslo for an extraordinary and exclusive members-only meeting October 24-27. There is a need for the group to evaluate internal procedures and a variety of additional internal matters in order to be able to respond to future challenges and expectations. An imperiled focal species, political sensitivities and an increasing media focus have made the group's work much more labour intensive during the last decade. Due to these pressures, members will meet to discuss how the group will cope with the new landscape.
 
This is an extraordinary members-only meeting, NOT the group's ordinary 16th meeting, which will be planned for next year. The upcoming meeting in Oslo will NOT discuss the status of subpopulations, but will mainly be concerned with internal matters.
 
Read the preliminary agenda here.
Published Monday October 15 2012 by Dag Vongraven