VI International Scientific and Practical Conference
"Polar Bear Universe: Results of Researches 2012-2022, Plans for the Future"

March 15-17, 2023
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About the conference

The conference is a landmark which summers up the results of 10 years of research on the biodiversity of the Arctic zone of 2012-2022.
The event is aimed to attract the scientific community to conduct joint long-term research, popularizing activities for the conservation of biodiversity and the development of ecological tourism, and to involve government, research, educational, public and business bodies to the environmental conservation of the Arctic ecosystem.
30 speakers
10 regions
On-line translation
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March 14th, 2023 (Tuesday)
Arrival and registration of participants. On-line registration

March 15th, 2023 (Wednesday)
Show the following events
8:00 – 9:00 MOW
Registration of participants
9:00 – 9:25 MOW
Opening of the conference, greetings, welcoming speech
Plenary Session "Arctic Protected Areas: State Policy and Public interest"
Teleconference Moscow - Anadyr
9:25 – 9:40 MOW
State, business and society - cooperation for the sustainable development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation, scientific research and biodiversity protection
9:45 – 10:00 MOW
International cooperation in the field of polar bear conservation. Russia is a reliable polar bear mainstay
10:00 – 10:15 MOW
Climatic, anthropogenic and technogenic impact on the Arctic and the polar bear population
10:15 – 10:30 MOW
Polar bear as indicator species of the Arctic ecosystems
10:30 – 10:45 MOW
Innovative technologies in polar bear research and monitoring
10:45 – 11:10 MOW
Session "Business and Biodiversity: Preserving Nature"
Teleconference Moscow-Anadyr
11:10 – 11:20 MOW
Best practices of interaction between government authorities and business on biodiversity conservation projects
11:20 – 11:30 MOW
The company's biodiversity conservation projects - additional support for environmental protection activities and the formation of the company's image
11:30 – 11:40 MOW
Corporate programs for biodiversity conservation is a modern mechanism for increasing environmental responsibility
11:40 – 11:50 MOW
Involvement of business companies in environmental protection and research activities. Promotion of sponsorship programs
11:50 – 12:00 MOW
Promising methods to develop interaction with business companies in Arctic studies
12:00 – 12:10 MOW
The outlines of implementation of biodiversity conservation activities by business companies in current situation
Session "Scientific Research and Monitoring of Polar Bears"
Teleconference Moscow - Anadyr
12:10 – 12:20 MOW
Estimation of abundance of polar bears in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation within the framework of implementation of the Federal project "Conservation of biodiversity and development of ecological tourism" (activities of the road map)
12:20 – 12:30 MOW
Ecological monitoring of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) as a tool for assessing the impact of navigation on polar bears
12:30 – 12:40 MOW
Draft of the program and methodology for polar bears abundance estimation in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation based on a large-scale aerial survey
12:40 – 12:50 MOW
Polar bear survey on the coast of Chukotka in 2022
12:50 – 13:00 MOW
Monitoring of polar bears for meeting the objectives in the field of biodiversity conservation and sustainable use
13:00 – 13:10 MOW
Polar bear research in 2010-2022 within the framework of the grant project of the Russian Geographical Society "Rare Species of Animals"
13:10 – 13:20 MOW
Polar bear studies on the coast of Chukotka (2021-2023)
13:20 – 13:30 MOW
Air surveys as an integral part of a comprehensive assessment of the state of polar bear populations in the Russian Arctic

March 16th, 2023 (Thursday)
Show the following events
Session "Scientific Research and Monitoring of Polar Bears" (continue)
Teleconference Moscow - Anadyr
9:00 – 9:10 MOW
Monitoring of polar bears in the Arctic protected areas
9:10 – 9:20 MOW
Software support for polar bear researches
9:20 – 9:30 MOW
Results of polar bear studies and monitoring on Wrangel island in 2020-2022
9:30 – 9:40 MOW
Results of survey of polar bear dens and characteristics of offspring according to observations of 2020-2022 at Wrangel Island
Session "Involvement of Indigenous Peoples in Polar Bear Conservation and Study Programs. Extension of Volunteer Activities, Ecological and Scientific Tourism in the Arctic"
Teleconference Moscow - Anadyr
9:40 – 9:50 MOW
Polar bears in life and culture of the indigenous peoples
9:50 – 10:00 MOW
About implementation of polar bear conservation strategy in Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
10:00 – 10:10 MOW
Volunteering activities of the Russian Geographical Society for cleaning up the Arctic
10:10 – 10:20 MOW
Infrastructure for scientific research, volunteering activities and development of ecological and scientific tourism in the Arctic
10:20 – 10:30 MOW
Project "The Den" (2021-2023)
Session "Conflict Situations with Polar Bears"
Teleconference Moscow - Anadyr
10:30 – 10:40 MOW
Organization of polar bear patrol work to manage the number of conflicts with polar bears
10:40 – 10:50 MOW
Proposals for the development of a draft federal law “On comprehensive security measures to prevent conflicts between humans and polar bears in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation"
10:50 – 11:00 MOW
Conflict-free coexistence of humans and polar bears
11:00 – 11:30 MOW
Session "Keeping and Studies of Polar Bears in Zoos"
11:30 – 11:40 MOW
Natural reproductive potential of female polar bears in captivity and in nature. Application of assisted reproduction technologies (ART) in polar bear conservation program
11:40 – 11:50 MOW
Polar bear keeping experience of Perm Zoo. Training and environment enrichment/
11:50 – 12:00 MOW
Veterinary and zootechnical aspects of keeping polar bears in Zoos
12:00 – 12:10 MOW
Saving polar bears - two routs
12:10 – 12:20 MOW
Polar bears in Sao Paulo Aquarium (Brazil)
12:20 – 13:00 MOW
Photo Show (Photo and video materials from expeditions)
13:00 – 14:00 MOW
Plenary Session
Conclusion and Summary of the Conference
Teleconference Moscow-Anadyr

March 17th, 2023 (Friday) Additional Session (On-line)
9:00 – 10:30 MOW
Round Table (Video conference)
"Conservation and rational use of the resources of the Chukchi gray whale"
10:30 – 12:00 MOW
Round Table (Video conference)
"Studying and rational use of wild reindeer resources issues"

*Subjects of the Agenta can be changed


Belikov Stanislav
VNII Ecology, Moscow
Gilmutdinov Rustam
Kazan State Academy of Veterinary Medicine, Kazan
Kavry Sergey
Department of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Anadyr
Malev, Aleksandr
Kazan Zoological and Botanical Garden, Kazan
Melnik Vladimir
International Center of Security in the Arctiс, Moscow
Mordvintsev Ilia
IEE RAS, Moscow
Naidenko Sergey
IEE RAS, Moscow
Platonov Nikita
IEE RAS, Moscow
Chernook Vladimir
EcoFactor, St. Petersburg
Shestakov Alexander
expert of The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Thea Bechshoft
Polar Bears International
Belyakova Natalia
Russian Geographical Society, senior researcher RANEPA


March 15th, 2023: Media Studio of the Russian Geographical Society (New Square, 10, building 2, Moscow)
March 16th, 2023: IPEE RAS Conference Hall (Leninsky Prospekt, 33, Moscow)
March 15th, 2023: DNT Coworking Center (Lenina st. 23, Anadyr)
March 16th, 2023: Chukotka Arctic Research Center (Rultytegina st. 17 room 4, Anadyr)
On-line Session
March 17th, 2023: By invitation link for registered participants only

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