Problem AF 2C 6Lists 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 becoming more common and frequent across the Arctic. These interactions are linked to expanding human activity including tourism and exploration in the Arctic, and polar bears spending more time on land due to sea ice loss. There is a continued need to address human-polar bear interactions to ensure public safety and minimize polar bear injury or mortality. Deterrence programs and training protocols can provide site- and situation-specific measures to minimize interactions between humans and polar bears.

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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 ...