Presentations

Welcome remarks and Reports to the Presentations

  1. Welcome Remark from  Karl Lyberth, Minister of Fisheries, Hunting and Agriculture of Greenland
  2. Welcome Remarks from  John SСАNLON, Secretary-General   of CITES
  3. Report to the Presentation “Polar Bear management and conservation in Greenland” from  Karl Lyberth, Minister of Fisheries, Hunting and Agriculture of Greenland

December 4, 2013
International Forum on Polar Bear Conservation. 
Plenary Session

  1. History of the 1973 Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears. The situation for polar bears before and after the ratification of the Agreement. New threats and challenges and some views about conservation and management of polar bears
    Thor LARSEN, Independent Scientist, Dr. philos., Professor emeritus of Norwegian University of Life Sciences
  2. Polar Bear management and conservation in Greenland
    Karl LYBERTH, Minister for Fisheries, Hunting and Agriculture of Greenland
  3. Norwegian efforts in Polar Bear conservation 
    Lars LUNDE, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of the Environment
  4. Polar Bear conservation in Russia
    Sergey DONSKOY, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
  5. Engagement of Indigenous Peoples in Polar Bear Conservation and Use of Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge in Decision Making
    Amalie JESSEN, Ministry of Fisheries, Hunting and Agriculture of Greenland
  6. Circumpolar Action Plan for Polar Bear
    James WILDER,  US Fish and Wildlife Service
    Basile VAN HAVRE, Canadian Wildlife Service 
  7. Global climate change – new threat for Polar Bear
    Vladimir KATTSOV, Director of the Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory, Russia,  Vice-Chair of the Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), Member of IPCC Working Group
  8. Polar Bear-Human Information Management System
    James WILDER, USA Fish and Wildlife Service, 
    Dag VONGRAVEN, Chair of IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group
  9. Combating poaching, illegal trade and trafficking of Polar Bear products.
    ErnieCOOPER,  TRAFFIC North America

International Forum on Polar Bear Conservation. 
Panel Session:  Sustainable Development in the Arctic

Topic 1: Management Challenges in a Changing Arctic

  1. Industry development in the Arctic 
    Dmitry STRATOV, Deputy Director General of  “Gazprom dobycha Nadym” company, Russia
  2. The technology works on elimination of environmental damage on the islands of the Franz Josef Land archipelago in 2011-2013.
    Oleg KORNEEV, Deputy Director General of  ОАО “Sevmorgeo”

Topic 2: Building Partnerships for Polar Bear Conservation

  1. Partnerships for Polar Bears – Arctic Home
    Ulrike SAPIRO, Director Environment and Community of the Coca-Cola Company

Topic 3: Sustainable Funding for Polar Bear Conservation
Presentation of Russian Model on financial
Gap Analysis

  1. Presentation of Russian Model on financial Gap Analysis
    Irina FOMINYKH, Deputy Director of Department of International Cooperation, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation

December 5, 2013
Meeting of the Parties to the 1973 Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears

  1. Circumpolar monitoring framework for Polar Bear
    Dag VONGRAVEN, Chair of IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group
  2. Engagement of Indigenous Peoples in Polar Bear Conservation and Use of Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge in Decision Making
    Augusta JEREMIASSEN,  Association of Fishers and Hunters in Greenland (KNAPK)
  3. Local community of Chukotka: consultations and engagement in the conservation and monitoring of Polar Bear populations
    Sergey KAVRY,  Commissioner of U.S.- Russia Polar Bear Commission from indigenous people,  Russia
  4. Engagement of Indigenous Peoples of Chukotka: public education and information, information program for children
    Sergey KAVRY,  Commissioner of U.S.- Russia Polar Bear Commission from indigenous people,  Russia
  5. The use of Bayesian network models to project circumpolar population status   
    Eric REGEHR,  US Fish and Wildlife Service 
  6. Polar Bear Status Update: Realistic Research Priorities, Management Needs
    Dag VONGRAVEN, Chair of IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group
    Steven AMSTRUP, IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group
  7. Presentation of IFAW