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ALERT – POLAR BEAR IN TODALEN: Governor using helicopter and other vehicles to ‘push’ predator away from cabin area southeast of Longyearbyen frequented by spring travelers


Officials are trying to chase a polar bear visiting Todalen on Thursday morning away from the valley about 10 kilometers southeast of Longyearbyen where numerous cabins are located and spring travellers visit, according to The Governor of Svalbard.

Initial efforts to chase it south were thwarted when the bear returned and approached the landfill at the east end of town, according to a midday update. Attempts are now being made to chase the bear northwest via Hiorthhamn.

Dump chumps: It’s not just tourists littering cabin areas near town; complaint to be filed about debris in Todalen


Svalbard’s coastlines and seas are getting increasingly trashed from afar, but it appears some local residents are doing their part to “contribute” to the growing pollution problem on land.