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Polar Bears International

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Environment, Environmental Education, Protection of Endangered Species

Mission: Polar Bears International (PBI) is the only conservation organization whose sole passion and focus is polar bears. Consisting of a small team of conservationists, scientists, and volunteers, PBI works to secure a future for polar bears across the Arctic by collaborating on research and education projects with partners across the north. Our overarching mission is to conserve polar bears and the sea ice they depend on. Through media, science, innovation, and advocacy, we inspire people around the world to care about the Arctic, the threats to its future, and the connection between this region and our global climate.

Target demographics: educate people about polar bears and the threats they face in a changing environment.

Geographic areas served: International

Programs: Maternal Den Studies to monitor and track den activity and the changes over time as a result of changing climates. Understanding the relationship between sea ice and the health of polar bear populations. Helping polar bears avoid conflict with humans by working with communities to develop tools to help detect polar bears before they enter areas of human development. Live educational broadcasts from the tundra during the fall polar bear migrations in the Western Hudson Bay region of Canada. Climate training for zoo partners focused on polar bear conservation.

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14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was honored and privileged to be able attend PBI’s climate alliance program where I was educated on climate change and how to talk about it to other people. That trip up to Churchill, Manitoba will forever fuel my passion to stand for a better future for wildlife and people. Their dedication to scientific research, education, and conservation really pours out to anyone that listens or reads what they have to say. Because of PBI I care a lot more about the importance of Arctic sea ice to the rest of the world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Polar Bears International (PBI) is a very unique organization with a great mission. I have been fortunate enough to volunteer with them off and on in several capacities since 2010 as an ambassador, photography support, Teen Leadership Camp staff, Project Polar Bear judge, etc. After 9 years of giving educational presentations to schools, universities, businesses, zoos, etc I never grow tired of educating the public about polar bears and their ever-changing environment and story. I always consider it a privilege to represent PBI in doing this outreach work and am thankful for the opportunity to work alongside such an amazing organization for this critical work. Robert and Carolyn Buchanan created a special entity and Krista Wright has carried this on and expanded what they started and has done so wonderfully. I cannot commend PBI enough for what they do and how they do it!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a monthly contributor to PBI since 2014 when I visited Churchill and got to see first hand the important work they are doing. Also as a interpretive volunteer at San Diego Zoo's Polar Bear Plunge, I use PBI's online resources as a critical way to stay up-to-date on polar bear issues.

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Polar3008 07/10/2019

Thank you for your support Helene! Your enduring support means the world to us!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I met Robert Buchanan and Dan Cox in Churchill more than 20 years ago. They introduced me to PBI! All I can write is that PBI is a collection of great people doing wonder work. They are a polar bear's best friend!

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Polar3008 07/10/2019

Thanks so much for your lasting support!

1 Michelle D.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I know Dan Cox who has been working with Polar Bears International for many years. He shares his works with them and how they are helping improve the environment for everyone including the bears. Kudos to all you do!!!

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Polar3008 07/10/2019

Thank you Michelle! We appreciate your kind post and and support!

1 danieljcox

Advisor

Rating: 5

I've been working with Polar Bears International for thirty years. As a photographer and storyteller, I feel they do a wonderful job using visual materials to explain the plight of the polar bear. I've worked with virtually every nonprofit dedicated to wildlife and nature and nobody is as fare and considerate as Polar Bears International. These guys are like family and Krista Wright, CEO of PBI, does a fantastic job with the money they raise. I can not think of a more worthwhile nonprofit dedicated to the world of nature and conservation.

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Polar3008 07/10/2019

Thank you to an incredible partner and supporter to Polar Bears International! Your lasting support has been an important key to our success!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

For almost 30 years, Polar Bears International has dedicated their resources toward preserving the Arctic for long-term survival of the polar bear. The team works hard to educate the public and provides tools and ideas for how each of us can contribute to help this amazing animal roam the ice for future generations.

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Polar3008 07/10/2019

Thank you for your kind words--they mean so much to our tireless staff and help keep us energized!

1 Penny J.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Polar Bears International (PBI) is a leader for arctic habitat preservation and the reduction of climate change. Through their Arctic Ambassador program, which I was a participant and partnering with other Conservation programs, like Trees for You and Me, they educate and inspire change.

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Polar3008 07/10/2019

Thank you for your kind post and commitment to the future of polar bears! It has been our honor to work with you through the Arctic Ambassador program!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Polar Bears International is the leader in anything polar bears. They also have the know-how to bring real-time polar bears and Arctic life to your classroom, home, or any device via the polar bear cam. Their webcasts from the Arctic are informative, entertaining and enlightening. Can’t imagine a more dedicated, informative and compassionate group tackling a world-wide problem of polar bear conservation.

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Polar3008 07/10/2019

Thank you for all of your hard work and commitment toward a lasting future for polar bears!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Polar Bears International made it possible for me to become a zoologist! I was selected as a 16 year old to go to Churchill Canada for PBI's Arctic Ambassador program through my local zoo. Ever since my first experience with wild polar bears, Arctic researchers, and Inuit fur trappers I was hooked on conservation! Since then I've become a conservation leader, zookeeper, science educator, and sustainability evangelist. PBI literally changed my life and because of my experience I feel inspired to change and save wild polar bears in return.

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Polar3008 07/10/2019

It was our honor to be a part of your path and so inspiring to know that you continue to be a voice for polar bears! Keep up the good work!

1 Jeni Fain S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Polar Bears International is a phenomenal non profit! They are the number #1 champion for polar bears and all the species that call the Arctic home. They inspire, educate and clearly state a call to action plan to their fellow conservation followers looking for guidance! Keep up the amazing work!

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Polar3008 07/10/2019

Thank you for your dedication to the future of polar bears Jeni! We are so grateful to you for all your support!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PBI is a great support/resource for educational facilities such as zoos, aquariums, and nature facilities. Their expertise in climate science, public engagement, and establishing change in the community is excellent.

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Polar3008 07/10/2019

Thank YOU for all that you do to help support the mission to conserve polar bears! Your involvement means the world to us!

Janet S.2

Donor

Rating: 5

Climate change is the single biggest threat to the future of the planet and the Arctic is experiencing change on a scale that is larger and faster than any other place on the planet. This unprecedented change will impact large ice dependent carnivores like polar bears by forcing them on land for longer periods of time without access to valuable food sources. To help mitigate those changes, Polar Bears International works with a network of scientists, educators and community members to prepare for these challenges. In addition to sharing inspiring images of the Arctic, this organization specializes in providing science-based information that is clear and current. It is important to know that my monthly gift is going to support on the ground efforts to ensure that polar bears remain a part of the Arctic now and forever.

Earth Endeavours Media

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Rating: 5

Fostering communications that unite relations between great minds and impassioned people, PBI is a wellspring of resources and inspiration for our planet. Founded on science and profited by curiosity, this institute of experts, teachers, explorers, volunteers and youth ambassadors, benefits discovery and conservation beyond their namesake.