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Polar bear patrol got an international award

16 august 2012
WWF Germany awarded polar bear rangers with diplomas in recognition for their work in polar bear conservation.

August is a hot period for the Polar Bear Patrols in the Russian Arctic. Polar bears are looking for food on the coast, and walruses create large haulouts. Summer in the north is very short and while there is no ice cover, it is very important to monitor and protect the area of hundred kilometers.

“Polar Bear Patrol” has kind relations with the nature-lovers from Germany, who have been supporting WWF activity for several years.  It is symbolic that on the 15th of August WWF Germany awarded the Polar Bear Patrol participants with the special diploma in recognition of their work for polar bear conservation in 2011.

The following “Polar Bear Patrol” participants were awarded:

Tatiana Minenko – ranger from Ryrkaipy village, Chukotsky Autonomous Okrug

Mikhail Vylko - ranger from Varnek village, Vaigach island, Nenetsky Autonomous Okrug

Yakov Sivtsev – Head of the Directory of biological resources and nature protected areas, Yakutia

Varvara Semenova – coordinator of projects, Marine Mammals Council, Moscow

Vyacheslav Sleptsov – inspector, Bear Island Reserve, Yakutia

«It is very important for us to support the projects on polar bear conservation in the Arctic” – says Janosch Arnold, Conservation projects Coordinator, WWF-Germany. – We thank the rangers and their friends for their hard and very important work”.

Diplomas for participants of the WWF Russia's «Bear patrol» group.
Yakov Sivtsev – Head of the Directory of biological resources and nature protected areas, Yakutia
© WWF Russia
Varvara Semenova – coordinator of projects, Marine Mammals Council, Moscow
© WWF Russia
Vyacheslav Sleptsov – inspector, Bear Island Reserve, Yakutia
© WWF Russia
Tatiana Minenko – ranger from Ryrkaipy village, Chukotsky Autonomous Okrug
© WWF Russia
Mikhail Vylko - ranger from Varnek village, Vaigach island, Nenetsky Autonomous Okrug
© WWF Russia