Hapag-lloyd Cruise has to pay 200.000 Euro to WWF Ice bear project for killing the bear

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A polar bear has been shot dead by MS Bremen’s cruise ship guard during a shore excursion to Spitsbergen, part of Norwegian archipelago Svalbard that lies between mainland Norway and the North Pole.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, the owner of the ship, ascribed the incident to self-defense as one of the four members of the landing party team was reportedly attacked by the bear. As informed, the bear had not been spotted prior to the incident and, despite attempts to scare off the wild animal, the bear would not leave. Due to the said circumstances, the guards intervened to save the attacked person and shot the bear.

Arctic have to employ bear guards to protect passengers while on sight-seeing tours. Before the sight-seeing can take place the guards are required to check the site for safety. In cases when an animal is sighted the tour is interrupted and passengers return to the ship.

The move has been faced with vast criticism from the public and environmental organizations saying that the area is a polar bear habitat and that expeditions to the area should follow the protocol and ensure the wildlife is not threatened in any way

Justice for the ice bear we want Hapag-Lloyd Cruises paying 200.000 Euro to an animal protection association who is taking care of ice bears like WWF