Polar Bears on Svalbard


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GOVERNOR OF SVALBARD
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TAKE THE POLAR BEAR DANGER SERlOUSLY!

  • The polar bear has been protected from hunting since 1973. It is also illegal to chase, entice, feed or disturb polar bears unnecessarily
  • Close encounters with polar bears can be lethal
  • Be well prepared before moving into the field
    Always be alert and keep to open areas
  • Be correctly armed at all times
  • It is prohibited to carry loaded weapons in the settlements

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