Polar Bears

11 awe-inspiring British wildlife-watching moments from #IntotheWild

Posted by Danielle Boobyer — 16 April 2016 at 2:02pm - Comments
Common dolphins leaping from the ocean
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Common dolphins swim in Scotland

We’ve fallen in love with British wildlife all over again this week thanks to the wonderful nature footage on BBC’s Into the Wild.

In pictures: Turning down the heat on Polar Bear Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 26 February 2015 at 2:59pm - Comments
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A young polar bear cub becomes fascinated with a 'reference sphere' used by an architect who was collaborating with scientists studying Arctic sea ice.

A very special day is almost upon us! Polar Bear Day on 27 February celebrates the world's largest bear, raising awareness about issues like climate change and oil exploration which threaten the existence of this impressive hunter.

Celebrating island (wild) life

Posted by Willie — 22 May 2014 at 12:05am - Comments
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Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity. That’s a bit of a mouthful, but put simply it’s a day officially set aside to celebrate the world’s wealth of wildlife. For 2014 the theme is Island Biodiversity.

Slideshow: polar bears on parade

Posted by jamie — 27 February 2012 at 4:21pm - Comments

There never really needs to be an excuse to look at incredible images of polar bears in the wild, but today has been designated International Polar Bear Day by conservation group Polar Bear International. So to mark the occasion, here's a selection of shots from the Greenpeace archives.

Cracks appear in VW ranks as polar bears invade Brussels motor show

Posted by jamie — 12 January 2012 at 2:33pm - Comments
Polars bears lounge around a VW Polo at the Brussels motor show
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Polars bears lounge around a VW Polo at the Brussels motor show

VW has been ignoring our requests for a meeting, so we've paid a visit to its exhibition stand at the Brussels Motor Show.

Or, to be more precise, dozens of polar bears (including the majestic Paula Bear) have invaded the prestigious Autosalon 2012 event to protest about the impact that Volkswagen and the rest of the car industry is having on our climate and the Arctic.

Stories from the Frozen North: Kaktovik, Alaska

Posted by bex — 2 November 2011 at 6:33pm - Comments

Robert Thompson, a local guide in Alaska, explains how climate change is affecting his remote Alaskan community - and the spectacular Arctic wildlife.

Saving polar bears

Posted by Willie — 21 March 2010 at 7:39pm - Comments

As iconic species go, the polar bear is quite literally up there. They are emblematic of the top-most chunk of the planet, as well as the emotive symbol of the effects of catastrophic climate change.

Polar bears are quite impressive. They are the world’s largest land predator, and undoubted 'rulers' of their ice kingdom. In popular culture they exist as cuddly toys, heroic fighters, and fashion accessories for Lady GaGa (don’t worry, I checked, it’s fake).

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