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

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Polar Bear Research in a Pandemic

All polar bear researchers have at times been sidelined by weather, ice conditions, lack of funding, or other factors. A pandemic, however, is a first for us.

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Polar Bear Season: Week 2

Over the last week in my home of Churchill, Manitoba, winter rolled in, and the town and surrounding areas came alive with cold-loving creatures.

A polar bear approaches close to the camera.

Early Detection of Polar Bears

Is that a car? A dog? A polar bear? Compact surveillance radar may help warn northern communities of approaching polar bears.

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It's Polar Bear Season!

Polar bear viewing in Churchill will be very different this year due to the pandemic. Fortunately, we're still planning a full schedule of virtual outreach.

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Bear Spray Effective in a Variety of Conditions

A new study finds bear spray to be effective in wind and cold—in fact, in all environmental conditions where bears occur.

Carla Cook/Polar Bears International

Summer's End in Churchill

Summer in Churchill is always very brief. Flowers have come and gone, and the lush greens of the tundra have turned to vibrant reds and golden yellows.

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Watch our live Polar Bear Cams of the annual gathering of polar bears in Churchill, Canada. During off hours, enjoy highlights! #polarbearcam #arcticinspiration

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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.

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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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