Experts: “We see that the population is not only stable, but even grows”
The population of polar bears in the Arctic is growing: Russian researcher Vyacheslav Rozhnov, director of the Severtsov Institute for Ecology and Evolution, quoted by the Tass agency, has said so. “We see that the population is not only stable, but even grows,” he said. “This is what the experts say: we can see bears more often and therefore suppose the population is growing.”
However, scientists should use other methods to provide the exact number of animals, he continued. One of the solutions, in his opinion, could be the counting of bears thanks to images from space. According to the scientist, maintaining the polar bear population is the ecological responsibility of companies working in the region.