Do not disturb polar bears on the sea ice

The Governor appeals to the public to minimize snow mobile driving on the ice in Billefjorden and Tempelfjorden. The polar bear family in Billefjorden is moving between the fjords, and their survival can be threatened. The traffic will be subject to supervision by the Governor.

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Avoid traffic on the ice in Billefjorden

The Governor appeals to the public to avoid snow mobile driving on the ice in Billefjorden. Two polar bear families with cubs of four months are observed in the area. Their survival can be threatened.

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The polar bear that got killed was tagged

The polar bear that was killed at Fredheim by Tempelfjorden on Thursday was tagged. It was a female of about two years, and it weighed 154 kg.

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Man from the Czech Republic injured by polar bear

The man who was injured by a polar bear at Fredheim Thursday morning is from the Czech Republic. He got injuries in his face and arm among other places, and is transported to the hospital in Longyearbyen. The polar bear is killed.

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Phone number for the media to the police in Svalbard

Journalists who want to contact the police in Svalbard, should use this number:

+47 79 02 44 41.

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