Research on polar bears in Alaska, 1983-1985




Research on the ecology and status of polar bear populations in Alaska has continued since 1967. Research was a joint U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Alaska Department of Fish and Game effort until passage of the Marine Mammal Protection Act in 1972, and has been largely a Federal effort since then. In 1985, Alaskan polar beer research continues to be carried out by the Research Division of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (DOI). A recent reorganization removed authority for ecological research in Alaska from the Denver Wildlife Research Center, and vested it with the newly created Alaska Office of Fish and Wildlife Research. This new research office is the center for Federal fish and Wildlife related research throughout the state of Alaska and in its coastal waters.

Although the responsibility for polar bear research lies with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, numerous other organizations and agencies deserve mention for their cooperation and support of the ongoing research. These include: the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), The U.S. Minerals Management Service (DOI), The Canadian Wildlife Service, The Northwest Territories Wildlife Service, the Yukon Wildlife Service, Dome Petroleum Ltd, Gulf Canada, and the Alaska Department of Fish and game.

Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Research on polar bears in Alaska, 1983-1985
ISBN 2-88032-308-8
Year Published 1986
Language English
Publisher IUCN
Publisher location Cambridge, UK
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center
Description 31 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title Polar bears: Proceedings of the ninth working meeting of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group
First page 85
Last page 115
Conference Title 9th Working Meeting of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group
Conference Location Edmonton, AB
Conference Date August 9-11, 1985
Country United States
State Alaska
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