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

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.

Dr. Thea Bechshoft on an ice floe at the North Pole.

Thoughts from the Bow of an Icebreaker

Being onboard an icebreaker for almost two weeks on the way to and from the North Pole provided a lot of time for thought on sea ice and polar bears.

Aerial view of sea ice beginning to break up.

Arctic Sea Ice Day Raises Awareness

Arctic Sea Ice Day, created by Polar Bears International, calls attention to the meltdown taking place in the Arctic, why it matters, and how we can help.

A forlorn-looking polar bear stands on melting sea ice

The Importance of Sea Ice: from Phytoplankton to Polar Bears

As Arctic Sea Ice Day approaches, Melissa Galicia explores why sea ice matters to the wide range of creatures that live on, below, and within the ice layer.

A polar bear mom and cub.

Bear Tracker Update

With the sea ice melting on Hudson Bay, the polar bears on our Bear Tracker map are making different choices about where to come ashore.

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Caméra en direct

The Western Hudson Bay polar bears have come off the sea ice and are waiting on the shores of Hudson Bay for the fall freeze up. In the meantime beluga whales gather in the Churchill River estuary! Check out the beluga cam above & below deck and keep your eyes peeled for the aurora borealis on the Northern Lights Cam! #Arcticinspiration

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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.

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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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