With rising temperatures increasingly destroying the bears' Arctic habitats, interactions with humans are becoming more common.
With the animals encircling the village, authorities have taken a number of safety measures, such as securing a local school with fencing, while military personnel are traveling to their posts at a nearby base in "special vehicles". Residents of the island settlement are afraid to leave their homes.
The bears are searching for sustenance as climate change melts down sea ice.
"Compared to previous years, they come ashore in the southern part of the archipelago, where the ice is changing".
But it is a terrifying sight for residents of an island town in Russian Federation because the bears have invaded their town. Videos have appeared of dozens of the animals rooting through a nearby garbage dump and CCTV footage shown on Russian Federation state television revealed a bear wandering through the hallway of a building.
Polar bears are affected by global warming with melting Arctic ice forcing them to spend more time on land where they compete for food. Since December, the bears have been seen all around the town, and have displayed aggressive behavior, including breaking into homes and public buildings. Between six and ten polar bears are constantly on the territory of the settlement. They will no doubt stay in town until they have eaten everything they can. Others would roam around to find food and a much colder place.
Novaya Zemlya head Zhigansha Musin said that the emergency would be effective until the local people's safety was ensured.
The polar bear population is at risk. The Churchill Manitoba solution The northern Manitoba community of Churchill on Hudson's Bay was also concerned about polar bears at the town dump some of whom would occasionally wander into town. "All the windows and doors have been covered up with metal bars to keep all the animals out". Officials are patrolling the town to give warnings to about 3,000 residents.