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

A polar bear mom rests while her two cubs play

Top 5 Favorite Mom and Cub Facts

All moms work hard, but polar bears are some of the hardest working single moms, with no help from dad and a fasting period that can last 8 months..

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The Aurora and Its Fantastic Indigenous Interpretations

Throughout the ages, people have wondered where the aurora comes from, what makes its veils dance and swirl, and what its meaning could be.

A polar bear waits by a seal's breathing hole

An Accidental Icon

The polar bear emerged as a poignant symbol of climate change after long-term studies linked shrinking sea ice with serious impacts on their populations.

The aurora borealis shimmers over a snowy landscape.

Taaq: The Polar Night and Its Inspirations

In Greenland, it is the polar night that the Inuit hold most dear. “Taaq” means “it is dark"--and it is the season when laughter is

Melting sea ice

How Did Polar Bears Survive Past Warm Interglacial Periods?

How did polar bears survive with little or no sea ice in the past--and could they do so again? That's the question that people quite reasonably ask.

Two polar  bears nuzzle in golden light

Together, We Accomplished So Much

As we look back over the past year, we’re filled with gratitude for all you made possible to help ensure the polar bear's future.

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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

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Follow polar bears as they journey across the ice.

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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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