Polar bear population in Yakutia increased over twice as much. The experts believe that the bears may migrate because of the climate changes, informs vladivostoktimes.com. They are coming to Yakutia’s Arctic seashore regularly and it is not an extraordinary event anymore.
The experts who took part in the action «Spring Tracks» on counting of the polar bears’ dens in Yakutia registered that the beast population in the area increased over twice as much, RIA Novosti reports with the reference to the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) Ministry of Nature Preservation Biological Resources Department.
«The Department personnel jointly with government reservation controllers inspected the East-Siberian Sea coast and the Bear Islands Archipelago. This area is considered to be the westernmost spot where the polar bears of the Chukchi-Alaskan population have their dens and in fact it is the only place in Yakutia where these animals can be found,» the Department official said.
According to the experts, 18 dens of the polar female bears were found on the archipelago islands in 2011 although in 2010 only 4 dens were found.
More photographs of a polar bear and its cubs in Yakutia at ColdUnited.com.