The bear facts about the polar bear hunt .

By steven d keeler | Apr 15, 2014

 

"We harvest more polar bears in Nunavut than the rest of the world combined," said Drikus Gissing, Nunavut's head of wildlife management. "Our annual harvest is between 450 and 500 bears a year.

 

Inuit hunters insist those experts have it all wrong because they are using computer models based on outdated data and ignoring the traditional knowledge of people who share the land with wildlife.

 

While computer models suggest the Baffin Bay polar bear population is being over-hunted, the number of polar bears across the Arctic has more than doubled over the past 30 years to 25,000, Gissing said.

 

Bear Truths

 

Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.