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

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.

Year: 2016

From album: Arctic Biodiversity

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Norway

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