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.
Additional publication details
|Publication type||Conference Paper|
|Publication Subtype||Conference Paper|
|Title||Research on polar bears in Alaska, 1983-1985|
|Publisher location||Cambridge, UK|
|Contributing office(s)||Alaska Science Center|
|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|
|Conference Title||9th Working Meeting of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group|
|Conference Location||Edmonton, AB|
|Conference Date||August 9-11, 1985|
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