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Polar Bear
Biology
Bear behaviour

Avoiding bear problems
Bear around camp
Bear away from camp
Playing dead
Shooting a bear
A wounded bear
Hunting regulations
Camp maintenance
Camp location
Camp layout
Food preparation
Food storage

Waste disposal
Detection systems
Trip-wire fence
Chili-con-carne alarm
Dogs
Bear deterrents
Types of deterrents

Walrus
Biology
Behaviour
Encountering walruses
Hunting regulations

Muskox
Biology
Behaviour
Encountering muskoxen
Deterrents
Types of deterrents
Hunting regulations

Arctic wolf
Biology
Behaviour
Encountering wolves
Deterrents
Hunting regulations

Arctic fox
Biology
Behaviour
Encountering foxes
Hunting regulations

Firearms
Choosing firearms
Firearm regulations

Appendix
Acknowledgements
Cited literature
Technical specifications
Selected wildlife links



Encounters with Wildlife in Greenland, part 3
Animal - Human Interactions   

by Henning Thing, DPC

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Throughout the chapter on polar bear encounters and safety in polar bear country information from Marianne Bromley's publications (cited below) has been used extensively, and these excellent sources have been greatly appreciated during the writing of this public wildlife encounter manual for Greenland. Furthermore, E.W. Born's personal communication and constructive comments to the manuscript are thankfully appreciated. Finally, GEUS, the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, is acknowledged for making the information on the Chili-con-Carne alarm available. And finally, thank you Astrid Vebæk, Nuuk, for creating the "Bear and the Gentleman" and the other drawings.


LITERATURE

Born, E.W., 1982
Methods of reducing conflicts between people and polar bears.
Norsk Polarinstitutt, Rapportserie vol.8: 60pp.(in Danish).
(Available from Norwegian Polar Research Institute, P.O.Box 158, N-1330 Oslo Lufthavn, Norway).
Bromley, M., 1985
Safety in bear country. A reference manual.
N.W.T. Department of Renewable Resources: 100pp.
(Available from: N.W.T. Government, Department of Renewable Resources, Yellowknife, N.W.T., X1A 2L9 Canada).
Bromley, M., 1986
Safety in polar bear country.
N.W.T. Department of Renewable Resources: 24pp.
(Available from: N.W.T. Government, Department of Renewable Resources, Yellowknife, N.W.T., X1A 2L9 Canada).
Fleck, S. & Herrero, S., 1988
Polar bear conflicts with humans.
Parks Canada (Prairie Region) & N.W.T. Government,
Department of Renewable Resources, Contract Report Number 3: 155pp. (Available from: N.W.T. Government, Department of Renewable Resources, Yellowknife, N.W.T., X1A 2L9 Canada).
N.W.T. Renewable Resources, 1981
Bears are dangerous.
N.W.T. Government, Department of Renewable Resources, Wildlife Service: 11pp.
(Available from: N.W.T. Government, Department of Renewable Resources, Yellowknife, N.W.T., X1A 2L9 Canada).


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

The Chili-con-Carne Alarm
1 80 cm long 2x2 cm metal rod
4 30 cm long 2x2 cm metal rod
1 connecting part # 2550
1 connecting part # 2515
4 end parts # 2510
(all

parts refer to the Danish Termotex Corner System)
1 waterproof alarm # B/SE04
1 micro-switch #1005-1004
1 cable plug # 42 R041311(0)
1 cable socket # 43 R011311(0)
2 flat contact shoes (6.3mm long x 0.8mm wide)
1 crown muff
2 electrical cords (each c.1m long)
2 6 Volt batteries (inside waterproof plastic bag) 
Trip-wire fence circuitry diagram


SELECTED ARCTIC WILDLIFE LINKS

Polar bear link 1 Polar bear link 2  
Polar bear link 3 Polar bear link 4  
Walrus link 1 Walrus link 2  
Muskox link 1 Muskox pictures  
Arctic wolf link 1 Arctic wolf pictures  
Arctic fox link 1 Arctic fox link 2 Arctic fox pictures

Wildlife encounters, part 1 <
Wildlife encounters, part 2 <