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

The Hearts in the Ice team returns to self-isolation and conducts educational programs from remote cabin!

Hearts in the Ice December Live Events!

Subzero temperatures. Starry skies and northern lights. A remote trapper’s cabin in Svalbard. What better stage for our December outreach events...

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.

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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.

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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