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A criminal mistake? Prosecutors to weigh charges in shooting of bear at Austfjordnes that also resulted in death of cub


The case of fatal shooting of a female polar bear at the Austfjordnes trapping station last month, which resulted in the subsequent killing of her cub, is being sent to prosecutors in Tromsø to determine if criminal charges should be filed, according to The Governor of Svalbard.

Female bear shot by trapper, cub euthanized by officials because it ‘has no chance of surviving without its mother’


A female polar bear was shot Monday by one of two trappers who just began a year’s stay at the Austfjordneset trappers’ cabin, with the bear’s cub subsequently euthanized by officials who said it had no chance of suriving, according to The Governor of Svalbard.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of March 8, 2016


City leaders don’t know how much alcohol is consumed
Politicians in Longyearbyen say total consumption of alcohol should be reduced, but don’t know how much is being sold.