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

A polar bear rests on shoreline rocks.

Getting Ready for Bear Season

For our team at Polar Bears International, fall has a buzz: a sense of urgency and excitement as we prepare for the gathering of polar bears.

A polar bear on a gravel beach on Wrangel Island.

Return to Russia

Hundreds of polar bears gather on Russia's Wrangel Island during the ice-free season. A joint research project is helping to answer questions about these bears.

Two polar bears walk under a banner that says Global Strike for Climate.

Show Up. Join In. Speak Out.

Take part in the Global Climate Strike September 20 to 27—and just see where it leads. It could be the turning point in the climate crisis.

A polar bear walking on the snow

Polar Bear Questions: Do Polar Bears Undergo Walking Hibernation?

Scientists once thought that polar bears might enter a state of "walking hibernation" during the summer/early fall, but the evidence shows no special trick.

Underwater image of a beluga approaching a boat.

Belugas and Polar Bears

For two months every summer, my world revolves around the river and the whales, and the Beluga Boat becomes my second home.

A polar bear family feeding at a whale carcass site.

2019 World Ranger Day Award

This year, we are proud to present the North Slope Borough's Polar Bear Patrols in Alaska with our annual World Ranger Day Award.

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Caméra en direct

The Western Hudson Bay polar bears will soon gather near Churchill to wait for the sea ice to return to Hudson Bay. Our live Polar Bear Cams will begin in late October. In the meantime, watch highlights and keep your eyes peeled for the aurora borealis on the Northern Lights Cam! #Arcticinspiration

Other cameras:

Polar Bears and Their Habitat

Bear Tracker

Follow polar bears as they journey across the ice.

Check our Bear Tracker

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.

Act Now

Sur la trace des ours

Regardez des ours blancs se déplacer sur la glace marine pour chasser les phoques.

Sur la trace des ours

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Les ours blancs

Découvrez ces animaux remarquables.

Découvrir les ours blancs

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Les changements climatiques

Une menace pour les ours blancs et la glace marine dont ils dépendent.

En savoir plus

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Il n’est pas trop tard. Agissez dès maintenant pour changer les choses.

Agir dès maintenant n’arrêtera pas immédiatement les changements climatiques, mais de nouvelles études montrent que nous pourrions voir des effets favorables dans une décennie environ. Vos actions d’aujourd’hui aideront à prévenir d’éventuels changements catastrophiques, pas seulement aiderez-vous les ours blancs, mais vous préserverez aussi le climat qui permet aux humains de prospérer.

Agir maintenant

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