Talk#5: Polar Bears of the Eastern Canadian Arctic

by Dr. Martyn Obbard who is an Emeritus Research Scientist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and adjunct professor in the Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program at Trent University (Peterborough, Ontario).

He retired in 2016 after a 32-yr career with the Ministry, including 28 in the Wildlife Research Section studying black bears and polar bears in Ontario. He is a member of the IUCN-Species Survival Commission’s Polar Bear Specialist Group, a member and former chair of the Polar Bear Range States Conflict Working Group, and is a former Chair of the Canadian Federal/Provincial/Territorial Polar Bear Technical Committee.

In retirement, Martyn leads small-group tours to Churchill, Manitoba for polar bear viewing and has participated in three Northwest Passage cruises.

Dr Obbard will talk about polar bears in the mid nineteenth century and at the present time.

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  • Wednesday 26th January 2022
  • 06:00pm - 07:30pm
  • Zoom - Online
  • Pre register Tickets at £5

Talk#5: Polar Bears of the Eastern Canadian Arctic