Officials Hammer Out Details on U.S. Russia Polar Bear Treaty

Photo by Eric Regehr - USFWS. A young male polar bear on the ice of the Chukchi Sea, April 2010

U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials are in Moscow this week to work out more details on the treaty for managing the polar bear population that roams between the U.S. and Russia. The treaty allows Native groups on both sides of the Chukchi Sea to harvest bears for subsistence. But implementing that aspect of the treaty has been difficult.

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