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The number of polar bears threatening the village in Chukotka is reduced

The number of polar bears threatening the village in Chukotka is reduced
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The number of polar bears that threaten the population of the village of Ryrkaipiy in Chukotka has almost halved to 32 individuals. This was reported in the administration of the settlement and in the team of specialists "Bear Patrol". Nevertheless, the likelihood of predators entering the village remains.

According to the press service of the district government, as soon as the weather permits, a group of state hunting inspectors and biologists specializing in the study of polar bears will fly to Ryrkaipiy. In the meantime, the villagers and members of a public organization organized feed points on their own away from residential buildings where the carcasses of dead walruses were brought.

Cape Kozhevnikov, traditionally considered a rookery for seals. It attracted more than fifty polar bearsthat prey on these marine animals. Schools were canceled in the village, police, border guards, and hunting experts were involved in patrolling the streets. We are not talking about shooting predators, they are listed in the Red Book and their removal from wildlife is prohibited by law.