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Armed with a long stick, a ranger observes an approaching polar bear.

World Ranger Day Award 2020

This year, in recognition of their extraordinary achievements, we're proud to present rangers with Russia's Wrangel Island Nature Reserve with our annual award.

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Polar Bear Questions: Do Polar Bears Cry?

As part of her ongoing series, Dr. Thea Bechshoft responds to a reader's question with a thoughtful and surprising answer.

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Beluga Bits: Citizen Science Project

Beluga Bits relies on visual data that volunteers classify, helping scientists learn more about these fascinating whales.

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When Will Polar Bear Populations Likely Start Collapsing?

In a report published today in Nature Climate Change, scientists calculate “timelines of risk” for polar bears, exploring two greenhouse gas scenarios.

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Bear Tracker Update Summer 2020

It’s summer in the Canadian Arctic—temperatures are rising, the sea ice of Hudson Bay is starting to break up, and the polar bears that call this platform home

A polar bear mother her young cub.

Polar Bears Reluctant to Abandon Dens, Even When Disturbed

A new study highlights the need for more effective den-detection methods to protect denning moms and cubs from heavy equipment and other disturbances.


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