Studies and Statements
on Arctic Fauna

Polar Bear Specialist Group (PBSG)

Polar Bear Specialist Group - Nunavut
IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group regrets decision by Nunavut to increase polar bear harvest in Western Hudson Bay

PBSG Population status reviews
Official polar bear status reviews by the Polar Bear Specialist Group, 15th meeting, Copenhagen, July 2009

Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears
Agreement for the Conservation of Polar Bears and their Habitats

US Geological Survey (USGS)

USGS - Arctic Sea Ice and Polar Bear Population Press Release
Future Retreat of Arctic Sea Ice Will Lower Polar Bear Populations and Limit Their Distribution, Press Release Sept. 7, 2007

USGS - Projected loss of polar bear population - executive summary
Projected changes in future sea ice conditions, if realized, will result in loss of approximately 2/3 of the world’s current polar bear population by the mid 21st century, Executive Summary, Sept. 7, 2007


Amstrup et al in Nature2010
Steven Amstrup et al believe Greenhouse gas mitigation can increase polar bear persistence