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

A polar bear on the Russian coast.

Polar Bears in Strange Locations

An exhausted polar bear recently showed up in a village on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, part of a pattern of unusual occurrences in the region recently.

Bathed in golden light, a lone polar bear strides across the sea ice.

Math and Polar Bears

Did you know that mathematical models help scientists make predictions about polar bears in the face of climate change?

A polar bear cub peers over her mom.

Threats to Polar Bear Denning Area

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a key denning area for the Southern Beaufort Sea polar bears, a population that has already declined by 40 percent.

Lone polar bear against a blue sky

Polar Poetry

Polar Bears International is joining the Instagram poetry movement to draw attention to the plight of polar bears in the Arctic.

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.

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Caméra en direct

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.

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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