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Polar bears make Siberian island in the Arctic is uncertain

Due to an "Invasion of aggressive polar bears" have to call the authorities in the Siberian Arctic island of Novaya Zemlya a state of emergency. Dozens of bears are penetrated in residential houses and public buildings, it was 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.

approval to the slaughter of bears has not been 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 Shoot of animals .

In a local report to the regional authorities, it was said, since last December 52 polar cropped up bears regularly in Beluschja Guba, the 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 of the bears were chasing people, "literally," 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. The accelerated ice melting in the Arctic as a result of climate change causes polar bears to stay longer in the country. There they are engaged in a competition for food. (fal/afp)

Created: 09.02.2019, 16:19 PM

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