Geoffrey Haskett (on right), U.S. Head of Delegation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Director, Alaska Region, meets with (from left) Sergey Donskoy, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment the Russian Federation; Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Canada; Karl Lyberth, Minister of Fisheries, Hunting and Agriculture of Greenland; and, Lars Andreas Lunde, State Secretary Minister of the Climate and the Environment of Norway, in Moscow, Russia, as part of the 40th Anniversary of the Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears. Credit: Photo Courtesy of Geoff York.
Polar Bear Range States Meet in Moscow, Russia
December 09, 2013
A meeting of the polar bear range states – United States, Canada, Greenland, Norway, and Russian Federation – under the 1973 Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears concluded December 6. The two-day meeting brought together scientists, wildlife managers, technical experts, and representatives of native peoples of the Arctic, including Alaska Natives, to discuss current and future challenges faced by the polar bear.
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