From February 9 it is a state of emergency on the archipelago of Novaya Zemlya in Russia. The reason is that a fifty hungry polar bears into villages and communities, reports the Russian media.
because of The melting ice and climate change has polar bears on various occasions, found it difficult to find food. According to local authorities in the urban area Belushja Guba had a problem with the increasing numbers of hungry polar bears on the streets since the middle of december.
the 2,500 residents have as many as 52 polar bears have been observed. And between six and ten animals to reside in the community full-time.
There have been cases of aggression from the hungry animals, and several of them have tried to enter the house in search of food. Because the polar bears are endangered, it is illegal to shoot them, and inform the head of communications in the Arhangelska the region.
Right now, it is hoped to scare away the bears from the buildings, but the government warns that the firing of the polar bears can be a last resort.
that they do not become frightened by sounds from cars or barking dogs.
In Belushja Guba, it has already taken some security measures because of the situation with the polar bears. In particular, protective fencing has been put up at the playgrounds, kindergartens and schools. In addition, there are personnel from the Russian armed forces in place to monitor, for example, major stops.
the state of Emergency issued have no expiry date but will apply until the situation is resolved.