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

Dr. Don Moore, left, with Dr. Steven Amstrup, right, in a Tundra Buggy.

A Tribute to Dr. Don Moore

"Dr. Don" recently retired as director of the Oregon Zoo. He helped build bridges between zoo and wildlife professionals.

A polar bear mom with cubs.

Arctic Refuge Lease Sales Threaten Polar Bears

The decision to green light oil and gas lease sales in a critical polar bear denning ignores decades of research on the risks posed to moms and cubs.

A mother polar bear and two cubs walk on the sea ice under a sunset.

Back on the Sea Ice

Every year, the polar bear’s migration back onto the sea ice near Churchill, Manitoba surprises me. One day the bears are here and then they're gone.

Two polar bear play on the snowy tundra

Polar Bear Season: Week 4

Polar bears are starting to test the sea ice that is fast accumulating along the shores of Hudson Bay. Their dependence on sea ice is unshakably clear.

Two curious polar bears walk across the tundra.

Bear Spray and Polar Bears

A new study shows that bear spray is an important and effective deterrent in close encounters with polar bears, even in wind and cold.

A mother polar bear with triplet cubs walks across the snowy tundra.

Polar Bear Season: Week 3

This year's Polar Bear Week offers more ways to join from home, with a special focus on relieving lockdown stress and community involvement.

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Live Cam

Our live Polar Bear Cams of the annual gathering of polar bears in Churchill, Canada have wrapped up for the season: Hudson Bay has frozen and the bears are back on the ice hunting seals! Until they return next fall, 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.

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.

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