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

A fat polar bear rests in front of a research cabin on Wrangel Island, Russia.

Working in Remote Arctic Russia

For two weeks, we rode across gravel beaches and tundra, along rocky streams, and over low mountain passes, searching for and counting polar bears.

A lone polar bear strides across a snowy landscape

Polar Bears Converge Near Russian Town

More than 60 polar bears are lingering near the coastal community of Ryrkaipy in Chukotka, Russia—disrupting daily life and setting residents on edge.

Back lit by the sun, sea ice appears to glow.

A Few of Our Favorite Things

With the holiday season fast approaching, we wanted to make it easy for you to find the perfect gift, while supporting our conservation efforts.

Close up of polar bear fur

Polar Bear Questions: What Does Polar Bear Fur Feel Like?

Is a polar bear's fur soft or coarse? The answer, surprisingly, is both, explains Staff Scientist Thea Bechshoft.

Map showing low ice formation on Hudson Bay in late November, compared with 2018.

Unusual Freeze-up of Hudson Bay

This year, sea ice began to form on Hudson Bay and then stalled, with much of the bay still open water, a marked contrast to 2018.

Wrapped in fog, three polar bears congregate on a hillside on Wrangel Island.

Wrangel Island: Polar Bear Gathering Place

The island is an important summering and denning area for polar bears--and could play a critical role as a haven as the Arctic continues to warm.

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Caméra en direct

Our live Polar Bear Cams of the annual gathering of polar bears in Churchill, Canada have ended for the season. Until they return next fall, enjoy highlights of the bears from 2019! #arcticinspiration

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.

En savoir plus

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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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