The polar bear population in Greenland is estimated to be sustainable. Around 2.200 polar bears live along the west coast of Greenland, and it is unknown how many polar bears live on the east coast. However, the population is likely similar or larger to that of the west coast. Polar bear sightings in inhabited places in Greenland are generally very rare, but they occasionally come near towns and settlements, attracted by the scent of food.
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