Russia May Lift Ban On Polar Bear HuntingRussia Voice, Bear Hunting Magazine
Russia looks to be lifting their ban on polar bear hunting. The governor of Russia’s Chukotka region signed a decree that would allow 29 polar bears, that could include up to 19 females, to be harvested by local residents.
Russian wildlife authorities stated that the fur and meat of the polar bear is an integral part of local Chukchi culture and tradition in Russian Arctic and the current ban will be partially lifted as the hunters will not be allowed to export bear skin or to sell bear meat commercially.
The estimated world population of polar bears is around 20,000 to 25,000.