Tag Archives: reindeer

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of May 3, 2016

bearsnewhome

Polar bear spotted near town gets ticket to far northeast
A polar bear that wandered near Longyearbyen last Friday has been released  at Ringertzøya in Nordaustlandet, according to The Governor of Svalbard.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Oct. 6, 2015

grumantbyen

Visitors facing charges for illegal fire at Grumantbyen
At least two people who lit a bonfire in the abandoned Russian mining settlement of Grumantbyen are facing charges for violating the Svalbard Environmental Protection Act, according to The Governor of Svalbard.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Sept. 29, 2015

electionpoll

Poll: Labor dominates, nearly half of voters undecided
The Labor Party is poised to claim a substantial majority of the seats in the Longyearbyen Community Council election Sunday and Monday, according to a telephone survey conducted by Norfakta for Svalbardposten.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of July 7, 2015

reindeercount

Reindeer  population down in Adventdalen, but still high
Adventdalen’s reindeer population declined slightly from last year’s record numbers, but is still higher than researchers expected and confirms a trend toward larger herds, according to two independent counts.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of March 3, 2015

deadreindeer

High reindeer fatality rate feared due to harsh winter
An icy winter has researchers fearing there will be “mass deaths” of reindeer and possibly other animals this year.