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Local Minister Alexander Minayev said 52 white bears were spotted between December and February near Belusha Guba, a settlement of the New Earth Island archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, according to the TASS news agency
"Residents, schools and kindergartens file numerous oral and written complaints that require to ensure safety in the settlement, "the regional government said in a statement.
"People are scared. They are afraid to leave their homes and their everyday customs are broken. Parents are afraid to let children go to school or kindergarten. "Bears seemed unrestrained by dogs, additional fencing around schools and patrol vehicles," said TASS. the behavior of bears, the TASS report said, adding that the country's environmental watchdog has refused licenses to kill aggressive bears.
The TASS report does not indicate the reason for the meetings. polar bears are 26,000 people. Animals are listed as endangered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in 2008 due to concerns about climate change and habitats.
Although attacks on humans are rare, according to the Polar Bears International Conservation Group, they are expected to increase. as more ice melts and the animals spend more time on the shore.