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Polar bear patrols 2014-2018

Post Date

June 17th 2014

Application Due Date

June 23rd 2014

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Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories

Community Development
Natural Resources
Regional Development

Community Safety

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories


Local government with the responsibility and authority to provide wildlife-related safety for North Slope Borough communities, and with the infrastructure to implement a polar bear detection/deterrence program.


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $129700 - $913700

Grant Description

This project involves: 1) implementation of a polar bear deterrence program in North Slope villages, and 2) hosting a meeting in 2014 to identify strategies for assisting the village of Kaktovik with reducing human-bear conflicts associated with ongoing meat handling practices and an increasing level of tourism/commercial filming. The project will provide public safety in communities visited by polar bears. It will also support polar bear conservation through use of non-lethal means for responding to bear encounters, as well as involve Alaska Natives in polar bear co-management, as called for under section 119 of the of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Serviceкs Native American Policy.

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