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Uploaded on Saturday 18 Feb 2012 by Peter Prokosch

Self-shooting box for Polar Bears from former hunting times, Svalbard

Year: 2012
From collection: Arctic Biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Until hunting was totally closed in 1973 Polar Bears were heavily hunted on Svalbard, using different methods. This historic self-shooting device remains as an outdoor museum piece aside an old trapper hut on an island in Eastern Svalbard. Today Svalbard is the only region within the range of Polar Bears, where the species is absolutely protected.
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