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Information about polar bear viewing:

Commercial guides for polar bear viewing in Kaktovik

Kaktovik Youth Ambassadors: Youth leadership in polar bear management (520 kb PDF)

Polar Bear Source Book viewing information (5.8 mb PDF)

Best practices for polar bear viewing (390 kb PDF)
Best practices for polar bear viewing (2013 in German) (200 kb PDF)
Best practices for polar bear viewing (2013 in Japanese) (350 kb PDF)

Guided Recreational Polar Bear Viewing: 2011-2014 Summary Report (610 kb PDF)

Kaktovik guidelines for community visitors (200 kb PDF)
Kaktovik guidelines for community visitors (in German) (200 kb PDF)
Kaktovik guidelines for community visitors (in Japanese) (350 kb PDF)

Requirements for motor boat businesses and operators for polar bear viewing (250 kb PDF)

The Office of Marine Mammal Management provides additional information about polar bears and polar bear management:

What to do if you find a dead polar bear (6.2 mb PDF)
Minimizing polar bear and human interactions (4.5 mb PDF)
Polar bear harvest management in Alaska (2 mb PDF)
Ongoing polar bear research in Alaska (1.5 mb PDF)
Polar bears and humans: Safety guidelines (2 mb PDF)
Polar bear fact sheet (2.3 mb PDF)
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2016

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