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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 news and publications

2022-11-25

Call for Poster Presentations at PBRS Meeting of the Parties in Iqaluit Canada on May 9-11, 2023

Photo: destinationnunavut.ca The Polar Bear Range States Meeting of the Parties in Iqaluit Canada on May 9-11, 2023 will feature a poster session.  The Polar Bear Range States Heads of ...
2022-10-05

Review and Analysis of Canadian Trade in Polar Bears from 2012–2021

A report “Review and Analysis of Canadian Trade in Polar Bears from 2012-2021” authored by Ernest W. T. Cooper has been published and presented on the Polar Bear Range States website. The purpose ...
2022-10-04

2023 Polar Bear Range States Biennial Meeting of the Parties

The Polar Bear Range States will host the eighth Meeting of the Parties in Iqaluit in Nunavut, Canada on May 9-11, 2023. The Meeting of the Parties is the main governing body of the Polar Bear ...
2022-09-13

2023 Polar Bear Range States Conservation Award - Call for nominations

The Polar Bear Range States are now accepting nominations for the 2023 Polar Bear Range States Conservation Award.  The 2023 Polar Bear Range States Conservation Award will be given at ...
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 ...

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