Blogs

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 11:01

Bear Tracker Update

It’s late June, which means that the Hudson Bay polar bears on our online Bear Tracker must soon return to land as the sea ice melts away for the summer. When they return to land will vary by... Continue Reading

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 11:08

Wednesday Shout Out {Pennies for Polar Bears}

A big shout out to students, teachers, and mentors in Hermitage, Pennsylvania! This group of K- 5 students used their Pennies for the Planet campaign to raise money to support PBI’s work for... Continue Reading

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 18:07

Zoo Bears Help Their Wild Counterparts

By Marissa Krouse, PBI programs manager  On a mild spring day in late May, I visited the North Carolina Zoo to take 2D photographs of their male polar bear, Nikita. I was there to help test... Continue Reading

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:23

Finding Dens under the Snow

 BJ Kirschhoffer, our director of field operations, has been working with a team to test the effectiveness of Synthetic Aperture Radar technology, or SAR, to detect polar bear dens hidden... Continue Reading

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 09:18

How Do Polar Bears Choose Where to Roam?

As humans, our homes are very important to us. We might choose to live in homes that are close to schools or grocery stores, or those built high on a hill or down in a valley. Most of us have... Continue Reading

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 09:34

Coming Together on Polar Bear-Human Conflict

By Geoff York, Senior Director of Conservation  “If you want to avoid challenging issues and vexing politics, stay away from Arctic marine mammals.”  A wise colleague in Barrow, Alaska... Continue Reading

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 09:42

Good News Friday {US - Nordic Commitment to Climate}

The United States hosted the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden at the White House last week. One of the key topics of discussion was climate change, and leaders... Continue Reading

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 00:00

Good News Friday {World is Breaking Free of Fossil Fuels}

Around the world, carbon dioxide emissions are decreasing as we work together to create a cleaner future for people and polar bears. That’s good news! U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide... Continue Reading

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 10:54

Good News Friday {Fossil Fuel Reduction}

We know that the number one threat to polar bears is loss of their sea ice habitat due to climate change. This week’s good news is that the movement to stop fossil fuel development just keeps... Continue Reading

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 08:03

Polar Bear Research Base: A Tech Guy's Dream

I recently returned from taking part in a polar bear maternal den study in Svalbard, Norway, where I worked with scientists from the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research and the... Continue Reading

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