News & Updates

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 11:19

2015 on Track for Hottest on Record

2015 was a record-breaking year, and not in a good way. December data isn’t in yet, but globally, 2015 remains on track to be the hottest year on record, according to WMO's provisional... Continue Reading

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 13:42

Dr. Ian Stirling Awarded Prestigious Weston Family Prize

PBI is proud to congratulate Dr. Ian Stirling, a world-renowned polar marine mammal scientist and University of Alberta adjunct professor, for winning The Weston Family Prize for Lifetime... Continue Reading

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 15:36

Climate Change Still Primary Threat to Polar Bears

Two weeks before the COP21 United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (ICUN) released an update to their Red List of... Continue Reading

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 14:06

Update: Collared Bear

Several people have contacted us about a photo of a large polar bear with a collar that is clearly too tight. The image was reportedly taken near Kaktovik, Alaska, at a site where groups of... Continue Reading

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 11:07

Arctic Ocean Very Different than Last Century

A new study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, shows that parts of the Arctic Ocean are shifting rapidly to conditions very different from last century.  “We hear all the time... Continue Reading

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 11:51

Orphaned Polar Bear Cubs Transferred to Assiniboine Park Zoo

Two orphaned male polar bear cubs were relocated from Churchill, Manitoba to Winnipeg yesterday after their mother's death. The mother bear was killed by a civilian who tried to scare her and... Continue Reading

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 12:15

Inupiat Community Saves Polar Bear From Net

Rolan Warrior, an Inupiat guide from Kaktovik, was taking tourists to a barrier island to watch polar bears when he noticed one of the bruins caught in a net set for catching beluga whales.... Continue Reading

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 13:27

Feasting at Whale Bone Piles

Autumn in the Arctic brings crisp weather, brilliant tundra colors, migrating birds and wildlife—and, in parts of northern Alaska, bowhead whale remains from successful Inuit community... Continue Reading

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 12:39

Arctic Sea Ice Melting Fast

Once again, Arctic sea ice is melting faster than usual.   According to experts, sea ice was melting fast enough by the end of August to possibly open a deep water route in Northwest Canada... Continue Reading

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:58

Countries Agree on Plan to Conserve Polar Bears

Acknowledge that global action must be taken to address climate change   Press release: Naalakkersuisut, Government of Greenland  Ilulissat, Greenland—representatives from Norway, Canada,... Continue Reading

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