The 1973 Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears

The 1973 Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears
  • The Governments of Canada, Denmark, Norway, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United States of America.
  • Recognizing the special responsibilities and special interests of the States of the Arctic Region in relation to the protection of the fauna and flora of the Arctic Region.
  • Recognizing that the polar bear is a significant resource of the Arctic Region which requires additional protection.
  • Having decided that such protection should be achieved through co-ordinated national measures taken by the States of the Arctic Region.
  • Desiring to take immediate action to bring further conservation and management measures into effect.

 

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