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Siberian Arctic island of Novaya Zemlya : Russian island, reports the Invasion of polar bears

Due to an "Invasion of aggressive polar bears" have to call the authorities on the Russian island of Novaya Zemlya in the Arctic sea a state of emergency. Dozens of bears are penetrated in residential houses and public buildings, it said on Saturday to the grounds. Regional authorities set up a relief appeal. A delegation of experts want to make on the way to the island, with its approximately 3000 inhabitants, in the Russian air force and air defense troops.

A permit for the shooting of the bear was initially granted. Polar bears belong to the endangered animal species and must not be killed in Russia. The Novaya Zemlya competent regional authorities in Arkhangelsk have declared, however, should all other means fail, could not be excluded the shooting of the animals.

More than 50 animals are constantly close to the main settlement

In a local report to the regional authorities, it was said, since last December 52 polar are bears regularly in Beluschja Guba, the popped up main settlement of the island. Some of them have attacked people. Parents were afraid to let their children to Kindergarten or go to school. Some bears would hunt people "really", said the head of the local authority, Schiganscha Musin. He lived since 1983 on the island, but an invasion of so many bears he had never experienced before.

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leads to The accelerated melting of ice in the Arctic as a result of climate change, polar bears no longer reside in the country. An expert in the Sewertsow-Institute for Ecology and Evolution in Moscow, according to the animals migrate increasingly to the South, to look at Land for food. The reason for the Invasion was that they could find in the settlements lining. "There are containers with edible waste, stop Hiking." (AFP, dpa)

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