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Warmer Winters Introduce New Layers of Risk for Russia's Polar Bear Population

By Julie A. Corwin

In December 2006, Russian officials found evidence that two polar bears had traveled within 200 kilometers of the villages of Vankarem and Reirkaipii located along the Chukotka Sea -- a long way from their usual habitat. The polar bears were attracted by the rotting carcasses of dead walruses.


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