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

A polar bear leaps across sea ice

Key Facts About Arctic Sea Ice

Arctic Sea Ice Day is coming soon, July 15th, and once again, we're drawing attention to this remarkable frozen ocean ecosystem.

A mother polar bear with two cubs

Arctic Refuge Leases Suspended

Last week, the U.S. Department of the Interior suspended oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—a critical denning habitat for polar bears.

View of Arctic sea ice

Today is World Oceans Day

The frozen ocean in the Arctic is a key part of an interconnected system that helps keep our planet cool and at a stable temperature.

Bands of green northern lights shine behind a polar bear sign in Churchill.

The Sky Dance

Dazzling displays of northern lights can be seen for about nine months of the year in Churchill, the town known for its polar bears.

A tiny polar bear cub peeks out from under mom's forelegs.

Polar Bears Voted One of the New Big 5

The polar bear has been chosen as one of the top five animals for wildlife photography—with elephants, gorillas, tigers, and lions rounding out the list.

A polar bear looks straight at the camera.

Top Ranking from Charity Navigator

The most trusted nonprofit rating organization, Charity Navigator, has awarded Polar Bears International four stars, its highest possible ranking.

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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.

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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.

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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