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

A polar bear dwarfed by a towering glacier in the background.

The Polar Bears of Summer

As we drew closer, the small yellow dot became more visible. It was a polar bear, casually walking along the edge of a small bay filled with sea ice.

Close-up of a polar bear's fur.

Polar Bear Questions: What Do Polar Bears Smell Like?

Take a good whiff of a polar bear's fur. What does it smell like? Dr. Thea Bechshoft says that it's as fresh and clean as their sea ice environment.

A lone polar bear on the sea ice

9 Facts About Arctic Sea Ice

Curious about the role sea ice plays in the Arctic and our global climate? As we count down to Arctic Sea Ice Day, scientist Alysa McCall shares nine key facts.

A polar bear mom swims in the ocean while her cubs watch from a patch of sea ice.

Why Oceans Matter - to Polar Bears!

In honor of World Oceans Day, we're counting down with a week's worth of facts that explore the surprising link between oceans and polar bears.

Dr. Andrew Derocher holds up the enormous paw of a tranquilized polar bear.

Spring Fieldwork on Hudson Bay

Our objectives were simple: deploy 20 ear-tag satellite radios on a sample of subadult and adult polar bears to monitor their movements and habitat use.

A polar bear approaches on the sea ice

Polar Bear Questions: Do Polar Bears Drink Water?

Polar bears live most of their life on the sea ice, surrounded by saltwater. They have found a couple of ways to get around the lack of drinking water.

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Caméra en direct

The Western Hudson Bay polar bears are back on the sea ice, hunting seals, and our Polar Bear Cams have ended for the season. Until they return next year, enjoy highlights! Also check out our Northern Lights Cam for live footage of the northern lights and shooting stars.

Other cameras:

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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