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Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of March 21, 2015

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Snowmobilers told to avoid Billefjorden due to bear cubs
Snowmobilers are being urged to avoid driving through Billefjorden, a popular route for approaching Pyramiden, due to two polar bear families with four-month-old cubs observed there, according to The Governor of Svalbard. They are in a critical phase of survival,” a statement at the governor’s website notes, adding officials will be monitoring traffic in the area.

Stay away from Billefjorden so polar bear cubs can eat, governor warns

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Snowmobilers are being urged to avoid driving on the sea ice at Billefjorden because “there have been observed two polar bear families with four-month-old cubs in the area and these cubs are in a critical phase of survival,” according to The Governor of Svalbard.