Arctic Bears

Additional Web and Print Resources

Web Sites

Bears

Polar Bears International

http://www.polarbearsinternational.org

Excellent Web resource on polar bears: offers information on polar bears and climate change, projects that benefit the welfare of both wild and captive bears, Web cams, etc.

International Association for Bear Research & Management

http://www.bearbiology.com/

Organization supports the scientific management of bears through research and information.

World Wildlife Federation Polar Tracker

http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/where_we_work/europe/what_we_do/arctic/polar_bear/index.cfm

Online tracker, the WWF-Canon Polar Bear Tracker, has followed polar bears in the Arctic for the last 4 years. Provides regular updates about how the polar bears behave in their arctic environment and how they may be affected by climate change.

Studying Grizzly Bears in the Wild

http://www.cloudline.org

Website on the current work and projects of naturalist, Charlie Russell, as well as his current bear co-existence study.

Bear Trust International

http://www.beartrust.org

A nonprofit wildlife conservation organization founded to protect all eight species of bears through three program areas: wild bear research, habitat protection, and conservation education.

The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

http://www.grizzlydiscoveryctr.com

A not-for-profit Wildlife Park and Educational Facility located near Yellowstone National Park. Houses bears that had to be removed from the wild because of encounters with humans or their property.

Bear With Us

http://www.bearwithus.org

A bear rehabilitation and education organization. Provides information n coexisting with bears.

Vital Ground

http://www.vitalground.org

A land trust focused on the protection and recovery of North America’s grizzly bear populations and grizzly habitat protection.

Churchill: A Northern Experience

http://www.ccs.k12.in.us/polar/polarbear.html

Mark Weaver, science chair at Clay Middle School, in Carmel, Indiana, created this site based upon his experiences and research in Churchill, Manitoba. It provides information on the subarctic and polar bears.


The Arctic and Climate Change

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

http://www.ipcc.ch/

An objective, scientific, and intergovernmental body that assesses the latest scientific, technical and socio-economic literature on human-induced climate change.

Arctic Studies Center of the National Museum of Natural History

http://www.nmnh.si.edu/arctic/

Learn more about the region’s culture and wildlife from the Smithsonian Institution.

Related Episodes of NATURE

Walking with Giants: The Grizzlies of Siberia

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/giants/index.html

Tells the story of how naturalist Charlie Russell raised a trio of grizzly bears in one of the world’s last great wildernesses.

Showdown at Grizzly River

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/grizzlies/index.html

Film follows an 18-month old grizzly cub as she comes of age in the wild.

Great White Bear

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/whitebear/index.html

The story of how the polar bear, the world’s largest land predator, prospers in one of earth’s harshest environments.

The Polar Bears of Churchill with Ewan McGregor

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/mcgregor/index.html

Follow Ewan Mcgregor as he travels to a remote Canadian outpost on Hudson Bay, where he investigates the annual invasion of hungry polar bears.

The Good, the Bad, and the Grizzly

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/thegrizzly/index.html

Film looks at the grizzly bear’s remarkable recovery and examines the controversy behind the conservation success story.

Books

Bruemmer, Fred. Arctic Animals. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1986.

Curlee, Lynn. Into the Ice: The Story of Arctic Exploration. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998