Community conservation: human-polar bear conflict management

Date/time: December 4, 13:00-14:30

Room: Utsikten

Session organizer: Femke Koopmans, WWF Netherlands and Gert Polet, WWF Netherlands

In this session several presentations will discuss the status of polar bears and human-polar bear conflict reduction projects in Arctic communities. The session will end with a panel discussion in which the roles of local communities, national and regional government authorities and institutions, universities and NGOs in human-polar bear conflict reduction will be explored. This includes new approaches and technology, the importance of strong regional and national mechanisms, and transboundary cooperation.

Session theme: Mainstreaming biodiversity: linking Arctic ecosystems to society

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