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Keep up with our latest articles featuring new research, stories, and content about polar bears.

Bird's eye view of Svalbard's mountainous terrain.

Svalbard Maternal Den Study

For our polar bear den study team in Svalbard, bone-chilling cold, difficult terrain, and unpredictable storms are all part of the challenge.

Dr. Ian Stirling at a cliff-top observation site in Canada's High Arctic.

The Amazing Breeding Behavior of Polar Bears

Polar bear mating behavior is extremely difficult to study, but scientist Ian Stirling once had the rare opportunity to observe the entire sequence.

Close-up of polar bear head, showing the long muzzle

Polar Bear Questions: Breathing in Cold Air

How do polar bears breathe in extreme cold without harming their lungs? The polar bear's long muzzle has protective powers, as do turbinate bones in the nose.

A polar bear stands on a remnant of sea ice.

Russian Polar Bears: Sign of the Times

Why did more than 50 polar bears recently converge on a Russian village? Geoff York, our senior director of conservation, cites sea ice loss and an open dump.

Table setting for Toronto gala

Toronto Gala: What a Night!

Our recent fundraising gala in Toronto was an amazing success, garnering a strong show of support for our polar bear conservation efforts.

A polar bear on the sea ice.

German and English Q & A: Eisbaren!

In honor of International Polar Bear Day, Dr. Flavio Lehner answers questions in German and English about polar bears, sea ice, and climate change.

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Live Cam

The Western Hudson Bay polar bears are back on the sea ice, hunting seals, and our Polar Bear Cams have ended for the season. Until they return next year, enjoy highlights! Also check out our Northern Lights Cam for live footage of the northern lights and shooting stars.

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Polar Bears and Their Habitat

Bear Tracker

Follow polar bears as they journey across the ice.

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Polar Bears

Learn more about these remarkable animals.

Discover Polar Bears

Climate Change

A threat to polar bears and the sea ice they depend on.

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“The only way to save the bears and their sea ice habitats is to control temperature rise through greenhouse gas mitigation.”

Dr. Steven C. Armstrup

It's not too late. Act now to effect change.

Your actions today will help prevent potentially catastrophic changes from taking place—not only helping polar bears, but also preserving the climate that has allowed humans to flourish.

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