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In response to both the Declaration of the Responsible Ministers of the Polar Bear Range States in 2013, a recommitment to Polar Bear Conservation, as outlined in the 1973 Agreement, and the Circumpolar Action Plan, several working groups were formed. These working groups aim to work collaboratively with scientists, managers, indigenous peoples, and other stakeholders to achieve successful conservation and management of polar bears.

Circumpolar Action Plan Implementation Team

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Communications

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Human-Polar Bear Conflicts

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Operations, planning and protocol

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Trade

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Traditional Ecological Knowledge

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