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

A snow-covered mountains looms over a bay with pancake ice

It’s the Little Things: from Ice Algae to Polar Bears

Ice algae forms the basis of the polar bear's food chain--and if you think polar bears are cool, ice algae will blow your mind.

A lone polar bear strides across the snowy tundra

Polar Bear Season: Week Four

As we wrapped up this year’s Polar Bear Week, temperatures plunged near Churchill and wind and snow swept the tundra.

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Our 10 Favorite Facts About Polar Bears

As we celebrate polar bears during Polar Bear Week, we wanted to share 10 of our favorite facts about these remarkable animals.

Two male polar bears spar on the tundra

It's Polar Bear Week!

Polar Bear Week is here and we've planned our busiest schedule of events yet. We hope you'll join us in celebrating this awareness event!

A mother polar bear with two cubs

Western Hudson Bay Polar Bears

The most recent data on the Western Hudson Bay population shows a 30 percent decline since 1987, with lower survival rates of the youngest and oldest bears.

Bands of turquoise and green northern lights ripple in the night sky.

Canada Leads with Carbon Plan

Join us in a big hurrah to Canada for its carbon pricing plan, which experts agree is the swiftest and most equitable way to curb emissions.

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Caméra en direct

It's polar bear season! Join us for our live cams featuring the annual gathering of polar bears on the shores of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, as they wait for the sea ice to return. Also check out our Tundra Connections live chats and webcasts (camera two).

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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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