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Protecting the ice bear

Protecting the ice bear

Spring is a particularly important time for polar bears. Polar bear mothers emerge hungry from their snow dens with their young cubs after fasting for four months. They need to hunt and repl...

21 February 2020

Polar bear assessment brings both good and troubling news

Polar bear assessment brings both good and troubling news

In October 2019, the Polar Bear Specialist Group of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released a new assessment of polar bears. The findings reveal the most up-to...

18 November 2019

On the edge of the world

On the edge of the world

An Arctic village in Greenland is on the front lines of climate change.

25 June 2019

A day in the life of a polar bear researcher

A day in the life of a polar bear researcher

One of the great things about being a polar bear scientist is that you can only work on sunny days.

8 February 2019

Imperiled polar bears face new threat in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Imperiled polar bears face new threat in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

WWF is calling for the permanent protection of the Arctic Refuge Coastal Plain, and we need your help.

2 January 2019

WWF's Elisabeth Kruger on polar bears, climate change, and Indigenous communities

WWF's Elisabeth Kruger on polar bears, climate change, and Indigenous communities

As WWF’s Arctic and Bering Sea program officer, Elisabeth Kruger connects the dots between polar bears, climate change, and Indigenous communities. She leads WWF’s efforts to help polar ...

1 November 2018

Living with polar bears

Living with polar bears

As climate change causes summer sea ice to dwindle in the Arctic, hungry polar bears increasingly come into conflict with local people.

22 October 2018

A tale of two bears in a changing Arctic

A tale of two bears in a changing Arctic

Here on the Barents Sea, polar bears are experiencing the fastest loss of sea ice recorded throughout the Arctic.

26 April 2018

How would offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic impact wildlife?

How would offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic impact wildlife?

Take a look at how a handful of the Arctic’s abundant wildlife would be impacted by offshore drilling and a potential oil spill in the Arctic.

28 February 2018