POLAR BEAR TROPHY HUNTING

 

The polar bear is one of the most exclusive species for trophy hunters to pursue. With the proper licence, a guide team and the ability to pay lofty expenses, one can legally hunt trophy polar bears in certain areas of Canada. However, not many journalists or researchers have documented trophy hunting of polar bears.

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TROPHY HUNTING IN CANADA
In Inuit traditions it was important for polar bear hunters to treat the polar bears with respect, before and after death. Killing for fun was not in harmony with tradition and many Inuit hunters and leaders were, and still are, against the trophy hunting industry. READ MORE

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THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF TROPHY HUNTING
Many believe polar bear trophy hunting is an important source of income for some Inuit settlements, but what is the actual economic value of the industry? How much on the trophy hunting business are benefitting the local settlements? READ MORE

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THE DARK SIDE OF TROPHY HUNTING
Not many are aware of the negative effects trophy hunting has on polar bear population dynamics. In fact, trophy hunting can negatively impact the population and distribution of polar bears in ways that cannot be associated with any form of conservation. READ MORE

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AN ALTERNATIVE TO TROPHY HUNTING
“Modern trophy hunting” is a new approach to wildlife resource use in which tourists “shoot” animals with cameras instead of guns. The trophies they take home are images – not dead animals. READ MORE