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Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada

Date: 9-11 May 2023

Meeting Purpose: The purpose of this Meeting of the Parties is to:

  • Provide update on conservation status of polar bears and their habitats throughout their range and in each of the Range States
  • Provide an update on the collaborative efforts to implement the Circumpolar Action Plan for polar bears as well as decide on future plans in this regard
  • Highlight and discuss other key issues of relevance to polar bear conservation as well as financial and administrative issues in the agreement
  • Celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the 1973 Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears (Agreement)

 

All meeting documents will be available to download here.

 

Announcements:

  • First announcement of the 2023 Polar Bear Range States Meeting of the Parties here

  • Call for poster presentations at the 2023 Polar Bear Range States Meeting of the Parties  here

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Location: Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

Date: 4-6 March 2020

Meeting Purpose: The Polar Bear Range States met to discuss the progress of the Circumpolar Action Plan, provide updates on domestic management and research and discuss other issues of importance to the cooperation under the Polar Bear Agreement.

All meeting documents are available to download here.

The meeting agenda is available here.

The Meeting Outcome Report with annexes is available here.

Press Release from the meeting is available here

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

Date: 2-4 Feb 2018

Meeting Purpose: The Polar Bear Range States met in the winter of 2018 to discuss the progress being made on the Circumpolar Action Plan, provide updates on domestic management and discuss any other necessary items.    

Key documents

2018 – Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

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2015 – Ilulissat, Greenland

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2013 – Moscow, Russia

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2011 – Iqaluit, Canada

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2009 - Tromsø, Norway

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