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The Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears
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The Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears
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We share responsibility for their future
The Circumpolar Action Plan aims to strengthen cooperation to secure
the long-term persistence of polar bears in the wild
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Circumpolar Action Plan

CAPCAP

1973 Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears

1973Photo credit: Markus Dyck, Government of Nunavut

Biennial Meetings of the Parties

2018Photo credit: Frede Lamo


Latest Polar Bear Range States publications

2022-04-05

Lists of Polar-Bear Deterrence Programs and Training Protocols available across the Range States

Lists of Polar-Bear Deterrence Programs and Training Protocols available across the Range States have been published on the Polar Bear Range States website. Human-polar bear interactions are ...
2022-03-08

Human - Polar Bear Conflict Data

Data on human-polar bear conflict has been published on the Polar Bear Range States website. The data icludes information on both polar bears and humans injured or killed in conflict situations: ...
2022-03-06

Template for Developing Polar Bear-Human attack Response Plans

Template that can be used by federal, state/provincial, local, and tribal entities to develop their own agency, regional, or community-specific protocol or plans for responding to incidents where ...
2021-06-30

CAP 2020-2023 Implementation Plan pamphlet

The CAP 2020-2023 Implementation Plan pamphlet gives an overview of the Circumpolar Action Plan (CAP) and the main objectives set for the Implementation period of 2020-2023. The pamplet can be ...
2020-05-29

Position Paper on Sampling of Extra-Limital Polar Bears.

The Range States Human-Polar Bear Conflict Working Group has published recommendations of approach to be taken by appropriate authorities in situations when polar bears are dispatched in locations ...

Member states

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