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Polar Bear Survey
Topic Started: Feb 20 2013, 07:53 PM (1,837 Views)
Almonaster
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Posted ImageCommission for Wildlife of Almonaster Nuevo

Following the fine example set by the Boreal Tundra administration several years ago, the Commission for Wildlife of Almonaster Nuevo has decided to ask members of the public internationally to help assess the current state of the Polar Bear population.

We would like to invite all citizens or groups to submit photographs of polar bears, preferably in their natural habitat. Entries may be posted in the thread below. Although our primary concern is with animals in the wild; zoo or other captive animal shots are welcome provided they are clearly marked as such.

While this is not a competition as such, we hope to issue small commemorative plaques to outstanding contributors, with particular respect to shots showing...

  • Best individual bear.
  • Best family group.
  • Best composition.
  • Best environment.
  • Best natural activity.
  • Impact of human interaction.
  • Most comprehensive survey.
These will be awarded on International Polar Bear day (Feb 27th), although submissions after that date will still be welcomed.




Please note that Polar bears are dangerous wild animals, and should be approached with caution. They are also an endangered and (within Almonaster Nuevo and many other countries) protected species. Please take care to avoid any harm to the bears.

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disposablepuppetland
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DPL is temperate, so no polar bears here. It's possible there may be some in captivity though.

We have plenty of brown bears. If there's prizes on offer then I wouldn't put it past some of our more unscrupulous citizens submitting entries featuring brown bears painted white. I will put our hospitals on standby.
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We are very concerned by this.

We would like to emphasize in the strongest possible terms that no bear should be harmed for the purposes of this survey. This is one of the main reasons why we decided not to offer any more substantial prizes. Anyone found to have deliberately or negligently harmed a bear will be excluded from even the
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small commemorative plaques
to be awarded.

Please ensure that your citizens are aware that there is no financial incentive at stake.
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Ah... following a money laundering scam in the 80's that was widely publicised in the media, in DPL, the term "small commemorative plaque" has become a euphemism for a large wad of cash.

Still, if anyone's dumb enough to try and paint a bear I'm sure they won't be missed.


As it turns out, we do have some polar bears in captivity. The first entries have been coming in of these:

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Bizarrely, this photo was submitted, with the title: "Polar Bears in Snow", despite clearly depicting ordinary DPL brown bears in their natural habitat. Presumably the photographer sent us the wrong photo. Either that of he's very colour-blind.

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Fun and games at the Esselldee Zoo.

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And from a study from Georgetown Zoo with their resident polar bear, Duck:

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Traveling along Google highway I spot a great expression of love. Nothing beats a polar bear hug:
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Oh, myyy!

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Stormaen,Feb 21 2013
04:06 AM
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And from a study from Georgetown Zoo with their resident polar bear, Duck:

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Duck is missing! :no:

I looked up the addy - tis funny! Well, not for the bears. :unsure:
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Ess,Feb 21 2013
09:22 AM
Stormaen,Feb 21 2013
04:06 AM
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And from a study from Georgetown Zoo with their resident polar bear, Duck:

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Duck is missing! :no:

I looked up the addy - tis funny! Well, not for the bears. :unsure:

:eyebrow:

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Ess is the Chuck Norris of NS Canada, so anything's possible.~Redundancies
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Reposted for Omni.

Omnivorous,Feb 21 2013
10:23 PM
Totem Poler Bear
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[size0]May have posted this in the wrong place... :unsure:

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Ride, ride, ride, hitchin' a ride...

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The Pubs of Parkplace
Delegate, Canada

Long you live and high you fly
And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry
And all you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be
~P.FLOYD


Sail on my friend...
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Ess,Feb 21 2013
10:03 PM
Ess,Feb 21 2013
09:22 AM
Stormaen,Feb 21 2013
04:06 AM
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And from a study from Georgetown Zoo with their resident polar bear, Duck:

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Duck is missing! :no:

I looked up the addy - tis funny! Well, not for the bears. :unsure:

:eyebrow:

Duck is missing? :blink: Oh crap! Best inform the zoo..!
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I had so much fun looking at these - got a bit carried away!

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Missing polar bear Duck turns up -- and he's angry.

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He told a reporter, "I'm so pissed off, I've turned the snow yellow!"
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Re-posted for FCW :rolleyes:

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From a study team sponsored by the University of Herado

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They express particular concern about the following sightings, indicative of the impact of climate change on the bears' natural habitat.

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[OOC] Credit Polar Bears International (all images).
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Duck the Polar Bear spotted on one of Stormaen's beaches...

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Awards

All category winners are presented with a plaque.
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Best individual bear
Omnivorous for
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Best family group
This was a hotly contested category, and the judges awarded a commendation to Freezing Cold Water for this picture. The winner overall was ParrrrTay for
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Best composition
Matilda Love for
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Best environment
Lardon for
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Best natural activity
Matilda Love for
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Impact of human interaction
We had intended this category to cover habitat encroachment, but could not resist...
Ess with
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Finally, the
Most comprehensive survey award goes to the University of Herado for a fine set of images including
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We would like to thank all those who took part, and remind you that the survey is ongoing - any further images of wild bears may still be posted below.
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