IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group

This website has been hosted by the Norwegian Polar Institute since 2001 but will be transitioning to a new platform. In the interim, you will find a link below to the old website. However, due to technical issues this website is now only an image, and thus some of the content is dated.

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Photo: Jasmine Ware
Markus Dyck, polar bear biologist for the Government of Nunavut (Canada), died on April 25, 2021, in a helicopter accident while surveying polar bears in Lancaster Sound. He will be remembered as a fierce advocate for polar bears and the North, and a true field biologist.



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