The Arctic Documentary Project

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Global warming and climate change are happening faster in the Arctic than any other place on the planet. How does this affect me, you ask? Documenting the changes taking place in the Arctic is an essential step to help people understand that global warming is real and is happening now—and will eventually affect life as we know it around the globe.

Planning for the Future while Preserving the Past 

To understand the future, we need to comprehend the past. The Arctic Documentary Project (ADP) intends to capture in words, pictures, and moving images the rapid transformation taking place in the Arctic today. Our goal in producing these multimedia materials is not just to preserve the images for posterity, but to inspire action.

The ADP is a joint effort between nature photographer Daniel J. Cox of Natural Exposures, Inc. and PBI. In addition to documenting animals and their ecosystems, the ADP will produce media on some of the world's leading arctic scientists as they conduct fieldwork.

Download PDF Version of ADP Booklet (2.4MB)
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Get Involved

Become part of the solution as well as history by donating to PBI's Arctic Documentary Project.

You can donate online or make checks payable to Polar Bears International/ADP and mail them to:

Polar Bears International/ADP
PO Box 3008
Bozeman, MT 59772

Both corporate and individual sponsorships are available.

Meet Daniel J. Cox, ADP Director 

Daniel J. Cox has dedicated his life to documenting nature and conservation. As a professional photographer and journalist, his 30-year resume brings these stories to such prestigious publications as:

  • National Geographic
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • BBC
  • Audubon
  • Sierra Club
  • The Journal Nature
  • Time

Additionally, speaking engagements for the ADP have put him in front of audiences for Nikon, Hewlett Packard, and Apple.

Daniel's first experience in the Arctic was with Dr. Guravich in 1987. In 2004 he was invited to join the PBI Advisory Council and has been dedicating 50% of his time volunteering for PBI ever since. His work with PBI includes the first ever icebreaker expedition to study polar bears deep within the arctic ice pack of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. His other projects for PBI includes yearly documentation of PBI's educational programs and outreach.

Polar Bears International Multimedia Library 

The PBI Multimedia Library began with the donated still images of Dr. Dan Guravich, a professional photographer and founder of Polar Bears Alive, the nonprofit that later became PBI. Guravich's legacy lives on through his passion for the Arctic evident in the still photography he began shooting in the 1950s. His visual record of the North is now the main foundation of the ADP. All of Guravich's images, along with new materials produced by the ADP, will be available free of charge to anyone interested in the Arctic if they qualify for PBI's nonprofit media program.

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