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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 outside of their normal range. Occasionally, some polar bears get transported long distances by ocean currents and sea ice.

The purpose of the recommendation is to give practical information of polar bear sampling to local people and agencies in locations such as Iceland, Newfoundland or other areas outside of their normal habitat.

The position paper can be viewed and downloaded here.


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