IMG 5735Photo credit: Norway

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.



  • 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