Subsistence Quota for Polar Bears Introduced

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage

There will be a Native subsistence quota for polar bears in Alaska for the first time in nearly four decades. At a meeting in Anchorage this week, a commission that included representatives from the US and Russia set the quota at 58 bears for both countries. The commission was established with a bi-lateral treaty that designed to conserve the population of bears who live on both sides of the border.

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