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Little ice, few cubs

Since 2003, WWF has partnered with the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) to  track Svalbard polar bears by satellite.  The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, rapidly altering the sea ice that polar bears depend upon. This research helps scientists understand how polar bears are adapting to changing ice conditions. […]

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The strange case of Green Bear

Around the world, polar bear researchers use satellite collars to track where bears go, and how they’re adapting to a fast-changing Arctic. We follow a number of these bears on an interactive map: Because the data is (almost) live, you can watch unusual and exciting behaviour unfold as the researchers do. This year, researchers at […]

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We are the walrus

For people who have problems visualizing climate change, this is what it can look like in the Arctic – 35,000 walruses crowded onto an Alaskan beach, driven there by the loss of their preferred resting and feeding place on coastal ice.

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