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Harvest and use of polar bears in Chukotka

Kochnev 2016ANATOLY KOCHNEV, EDUARD ZDOR
HARVEST AND USE OF POLAR BEARS IN CHUKOTKA:
RESULTS OF 1999-2012 STUDIES
Moscow
20l6


Reviewers:
L. Bogoslovskaya, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Head of the Unit of traditional wildlifeuse, The Russian Research Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage named after D.S. Likhachev
JV. Krayev, PhD in Legal Science, Head of the Unit of Economy and Law, Ail-Russian Research Institute of Game Management and Breeding named after Prof. B.M. Zhitkov
Approved to print by Scientific board of IBPN FEB RAS
A. Kochnev, E. Zdor
Harvest and use of polar bears in Chukotka: Results of 1999-2012 studies. Moscow: Pi Kvadrat, 2014. — 148 p. with figures.
ISBN 978-5-9904685-7-3
The Decree of the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR of 1956 "On Measures of protection of animals in the Arctic» provided for a complete ban on the polar bear harvest in the Russian Federation since 1957. This Decree was applicable to the indigenous peoples of Chukotka and deprived them of the right to officially hunt polar bear for the traditional needs. This ban is in effect to date. The monograph first described the real attitude of the indigenous peoples to polar bear, the methods, techniques and scale of illegal harvest over the 60-year period of the ban. The degree of effectiveness of prohibiting the traditional hunting for the conservation of population, and mechanisms of the uncontrolled harvest management were considered. The sociological studies conducted by the authors in 1999-2012 in Chukotka were taken as a basis. The book is intended for biologists, sociologists, anthropologists, lawyers, officers of state environmental conservation and law enforcement entities, public organizations on conservation and protection of rights of indigenous peoples of the North.