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Géopolitique de l'Ours Polaire [Geopolitics of the Polar Bear]

By: Rémy Marion(Author), Farid Benhammou(Author), Valérie Masson-Delmotte(Preface By), Pascal Orcier(Illustrator)
187 pages, 16 plates with colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations and colour maps
Publisher: Hesse Editions
Géopolitique de l'Ours Polaire [Geopolitics of the Polar Bear]
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  • Géopolitique de l'Ours Polaire [Geopolitics of the Polar Bear] ISBN: 9782357060326 Paperback Sep 2015 In stock
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Language: French

The polar bear by itself embodies major environmental issues, starting with global warming. But in essence, environmental issues are territorial conflicts.

The protection of the polar bear generates questions about survival, protection and management. In extreme situations it shares territories with indigenous and non-indigenous human societies, which inevitably raises questions of coexistence and public safety. With the increasing autonomy of local communities such as the Inuit, the foundations of local geopolitics involving the polar bear then emerge.

The status of protected species, however, is determined at national and international scales. Tensions arise between conservationists and supporters of exploitation of the Arctic, the unique living environment of the largest land carnivore. The same is true of major international issues in which the polar bear is involved: territorial control, oil and mineral resources, strategic and commercial maritime routes, and climate change. This "geopolitical" animal finds himself torn between the roles of victim,  public face, and standard bearer.

Polar bears and humans are at a crossroads...

Summary in French:
L’ours polaire incarne à lui seul les grands enjeux environnementaux, à commencer par le réchauffement climatique. Or, par essence, les questions environnementales sont conflictuelles et territoriales.

La protection de l’ours polaire génère des questions pour sa survie, sa protection et sa gestion. Mais il partage, en situation extrême, des territoires avec des sociétés humaines autochtones et non autochtones, ce qui pose inévitablement des questions de cohabitation et de sécurité publique. Avec l’autonomie croissante de communautés locales comme les Inuit, surgissent alors les bases d’une géopolitique locale impliquant l’ours polaire.

Le statut de protection de l’espèce émane cependant d’échelles nationales puis internationales. Des tensions opposent protecteurs et partisans de l’exploitation de l’Arctique, unique milieu de vie du plus grand carnivore terrestre. Il en est de même des grands enjeux internationaux dans lequel l’ours polaire se trouve impliqué : contrôle territorial, ressources pétrolières et minières, voies maritimes stratégiques et commerciales, changements climatiques. Cet animal « géopolitique » se retrouve alors ballotté entre les rôles de victime, de façade ou d’étendard.

L’ours polaire et l’espèce humaine sont à la croisée des chemins…

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By: Rémy Marion(Author), Farid Benhammou(Author), Valérie Masson-Delmotte(Preface By), Pascal Orcier(Illustrator)
187 pages, 16 plates with colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations and colour maps
Publisher: Hesse Editions
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