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How Many Polar Bears in Nunavut?

FOLLOWING aerial surveys to estimate polar bear numbers, it was recently reported in The Globe and Mail [1] that polar bear population numbers are higher than originally thought: “The number of bears along the western shore of Hudson Bay, believed to be among the most threatened bear subpopulations, stands at 1,013 and could be even [...]


Second Open Thread

It’s unknown how far the average, white, male, polar bear can swim because they’re always hitching rides on passing ice floes, according to Schiller Thurkettle.

First Open Thread

How far can the average, white, male, polar bear swim?  PS  This is an open thread, as requested by El Gordo.

Exile for Non-Believers: Polar Bear Expert Told to Stay Home

“MITCHELL Taylor is a Polar Bear researcher who has caught more polar bears and worked on more polar bear groups than any other, but he was effectively ostracized from the Polar Bear Specialist Group (PBSG) specifically because he has publicly expressed doubts that there is a crisis due to carbon dioxide emissions.  “Dr Andy Derocher, [...]

Insight into Life in the Arctic

Funny video about Polar Bears. Click here to watch (caution course language).

Why Campaign Against Hunting Polar Bears?

THE World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has condemned Nunavut – the most sparsely populated and largest Canadian Territory – for maintaining its polar bear hunt quota threatening that boycotts may follow the decision. CBC News ran a story last week that Environment Minister, Olayuk Akesuk, has accepted a recommendation from the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board not to [...]

Physicist, Willie Soon, Not Paid by Greenpeace

I do not write papers because ExxonMobil or Greenpeace pays me to, but because my academic researches demonstrate that the sun, not carbon dioxide, is the chief driver of Arctic temperatures.  Read more here.

Bear Conservation in Nunavut


Polar Bear Hunt Quota for Baffin Bay Announced

Hunters in Nunavut’s Baffin Bay [a region near Greenland] will be able to kill up to 105 polar bears this season, after the territory’s environment minister agreed to leave the quota unchanged.  Read more here.

Polar Bears Move When Climate Changes: A Note from Nichole Hoskin

THIRTY years ago polar bear experts were discussing ‘climatic fluctuations’ rather than climate change, and the effect this can have on polar bear distribution in the Arctic.  In fact, Christian Vibe, the Greenland representative on the Polar Bear Specialist Group, was more focused on how climatic fluctuations affected distribution, than abundance.  His observations back then, for example polar bears [...]