|Polish researcher fined for shooting Norwegian polar bear|
| [07.09.2010, 06:55pm, Tue. GMT]|
|A Polish researcher was fined 5,000 Norwegian kroner (633 euros, 805 dollars) by local authorities on the Norwegian arctic archipelago of Svalbard for shooting a polar bear that later died, a spokesman said Tuesday. A Polish scientist shot the polar bear in July with the intention to scare it away, Arild Lyssand of the Svalbard local authority told AFP, but the bear was hit and 12 days later died of its injuries."The investigation showed it was the shot from one of the Polish scientists" that killed the polar bear, Lyssand said.|
"The fine is 5,000 kroner and the shooter accepted the fine before returning to Poland," Lyssand said.