Kong Karls Land or King Charles Land is an island group in the Svalbard archipelago, in Arctic Ocean. The island group covers an area of 332 km² (128 sq mi) and is made up of the islands of Kongsøya, Svenskøya, Abeløya, Helgolandøya and Tirpitzøya.
The islands, which have the largest concentration of bear in Svalbard, are part of the North East Svalbard Nature Reserve, along with Nordaustlandet and Kvitøya. There is a ban on traffic to the islands, which includes the areas of the sea up to 500 meters away from shore and the airspace up to 500 meters above the area.
Denning-area fidelity and mitochondrial DNA diversity of female polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in the Barents Sea.(Report)
Dec 01, 2010; Introduction Maternal denning areas are important resources for polar bears (Ursus maritimus Phipps, 1774) because the dens...