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

Our den study team skis in to a den site in Svalbard, pulling their equipment on a sled.

Svalbard Den Study: A Season of Planning and Replanning

For our Maternal Den Study team, pandemic restrictions led to a season of planning and replanning but also to reinvention and innovation.

A small tracking device on a polar bear's fur.

Testing New Tracking Technology

A tech challenge to invent a better way to track polar bears has moved out of the lab and onto the fur of a polar bear at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

Four polar bear safety coloring books in different languages

Coloring Books Teach Safety Lessons

Through a series of new coloring books tailored to different parts of the Arctic, we’re sharing kid-friendly messaging on how to live safely with polar bears.

A playful polar bear passes time waiting for the sea ice on the shores of Hudson Bay.

Tundra Connections: Spring 2021

Join us once again this spring for a series of free educational webcasts and live events, created especially for students, but that everyone can watch and enjoy

A lone polar bear stands on fragmented sea ice as if contemplating a swim.

Polar Bears Expend More Energy in a Melting Arctic

A new study highlights findings that swims require three to four times more calories than walking on the sea ice, threatening the polar bears' energy balance.

A mother polar bear with two cubs

Payworks Supports Polar Bear Conservation

On International Polar Bear Day, we're grateful to Payworks for announcing a $35,000 donation to Polar Bears International as part of their 20th anniversary.

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Caméra en direct

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.

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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