Past and Present Distribution of Walruses in Svalbard

@inproceedings{GJERTZI2006PastAP,
  title={Past and Present Distribution of Walruses in Svalbard},
  author={IAN GJERTZI and OYSTEIN WIIGI},
  year={2006}
}
  • IAN GJERTZI, OYSTEIN WIIGI
  • Published 2006
Walruses were once very abundant in the Svalbard archipelago. However three and a half centuries of commercial exploitation had caused the walrus to be on the verge of extinction in this region when it finally was totally protected in 1952. Since the mid-1980s walruses have again been commonly seen in parts of Svalbard. Based on information from literature, interviews and field observations, we attempt to identify in which areas of Svalbard, both historically and presently, walruses most… CONTINUE READING

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