Polar Bear

Polar Bear

Innutitut Name:


Scientific Name:

Ursus Maritimus

Average Weight:

150 kilograms to 450 kilograms

Average Lifespan:

25 to 30 years

Polar Bear

The range of the polar bear subpopulation that is found in Nunatsiavut extends across seasonal sea ice from Newfoundland and Labrador to Greenland, Quebec, and Nunavut. Therefore, monitoring such a wide-ranging population is quite expensive and requires inter-jurisdictional partnerships. The Davis Strait subpopulation is surveyed to estimate abundance approximately every ten years and requires two years of data collection. The last population estimate took place in 2007, however, results from the most recent 2017-2018 field seasons will update this estimate soon.

Polar Bear

Estimate: 2158 (95% CI 1833-2542)
Year: 2007

All polar bears found within the province are part of the wide-ranging Davis Strait subpopulation.

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