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2022 Annual Report

As the only nonprofit with a sole focus on polar bears, Polar Bears International is passionate about polar bear conservation. Guided by leading scientists, we work to address both long- and short-term threats to the bears. In our Annual Report to members, we’re excited to share a snapshot of what we accomplished together last year, all made possible thanks to your generous support and involvement.

Science and Research

Polar Bears International is known for its science-based approach to conservation, with research projects and tech innovations that span the circumpolar Arctic. Here’s what you made possible in 2022.

Maternal Den Study

Last year, thanks to your support, we deployed 2 remote cameras at polar bear den sites in Svalbard, Norway, to record the behavior of moms and cubs when they emerge in spring. The 10-year study is providing foundational information on the den emergence period, while also providing valuable information on the health and condition of polar bear families.

Protecting Den Sites

To shield denning families from disturbances, we must be able to pinpoint den locations. Your generosity allowed us to conduct flights over 2 known den sites to test whether remote-sensing radar can find dens under the snow, building on earlier promising results. The work is continuing in 2023, with units mounted on drones flown high above the bears.

Strengthening Our Team

In 2022, we added 2 new scientists and 1 vice president of conservation, bringing our scientific team to 10 people in 4 countries (the U.S., Canada, Denmark, and Norway). This includes our 1st Norwegian-based scientist, who is leading our analysis of den-monitoring data in Svalbard.

Photo: © polarbearsinternational.org

Better Tracking Devices

Because of you, we moved closer to completing work on an innovative new “Burr on Fur” tracking device for polar bears, narrowing the designs from 4 prototypes to 2. So far, we’ve tested 11 tags on zoo bears and 21 tags on wild bears, working with 11 Arctic Ambassador Center zoos and 2 government agencies.

Foundational Science

Only by understanding what it truly means to be a polar bear can we determine what is needed to protect their future. Thanks to your generosity, we helped fund 6 studies, from genetics research to population studies, working with a range of partners across the circumpolar Arctic.

Krista Wright and BJ Kirschhoffer in the field in Svalbard, Norway.
Photo: © Kt Miller / polarbearsinternational.org
Photo: © Kieran McIver / polarbearsinternational.org

Nurturing the Next Generation

Your commitment allows us to support projects and provide opportunities for polar bear scientists. This includes leveraging media opportunities for established scientists, mentoring early career scientists on how to communicate with the public by serving as ambassadors in our Churchill interpretive center, and providing opportunities for both through our Tundra Connections webcasts and live chats.

Photo: © Kt Miller/ polarbearsinternational.org

Staff Spotlight

From her home base in Svalbard, biologist Joanna Sulich helps us each year with our Maternal Den Study, setting up den cameras in subzero weather on challenging mountain terrain. Tune in to learn about her work and the incredible respect she has for polar bear moms and cubs.

Photo: © BJ Kirschhoffer/ polarbearsinternational.org

Global Education

Through our top-ranked website, Tundra Connections broadcasts, and other engaging content, we inspire teachers, students, and life-long learners to follow their curiosity and get involved. Here’s what you made possible in 2022.

Tundra Connections Webcasts

Because of you, we reached over 200,000 people around the world in 2022 with 18 Tundra Connections webcasts and live chats, giving viewers the chance to engage with scientists and other experts. The broadcasts included one-on-one webcasts to classrooms in Canada’s North.


Educational Partnerships

In 2022, we partnered with organizations like Discovery Education, Students on Ice, Microsoft Flip, and Connected North on educational projects, amplifying our reach and impact. In 2023, we plan to launch a summer program for students in the town of Churchill.


Disneynature’s Polar Bear

We teamed up with Disneynature on their new film, Polar Bear, which premiered on Earth Day, 2022 and reached a global audience. The film tells the story of a mother bear whose memories of her own youth illustrate the increasing challenges of survival in a warming Arctic.


Innovative Website

People from 215 countries visited our website in 2022, with conservation information on polar bears among the top content. Thanks to your generosity, we added 3 new units and lesson plans to our educational offerings, including “Paws Up for Polar Bears,” which focuses on climate change and climate action.


Storytelling Bears

Your support allows us to create innovative tools like our Polar Bear Tracker, which consistently ranks as one of the 5 most popular pages on our website. Visitors use the tracker to follow the movements of 15 wild polar bears in Western and Southern Hudson Bay in relation to changing sea ice coverage.

Photo: © Kt Miller / polarbearsinternational.org

“Polar Bears International is an amazing outfit for outreach, education, and scientific support. I’m honored to be affiliated with them. More people know about polar bears through their efforts than other NGOs.”

Dr. Andrew Derocher, University of Alberta professor of biological sciences and a scientific advisor to Polar Bears International

Photo: © BJ Kirschhoffer / polarbearsinternational.org

Coexistence

With more polar bears coming ashore in more places as the sea ice melts, our coexistence efforts are more important than ever, designed to allow polar bears and people to live safely with each other. Here’s what you made possible in 2022.

Polar Bear Safe Communities

We continue to support the efforts of the town of Churchill, Manitoba, in becoming the world’s 1st Polar Bear Smart community and are expanding from there to the neighboring province of Ontario—with plans to reach additional polar bear regions in 2023. The goal is to help polar bears and people coexist.

Photo: © Simon Gee / polarbearsinternational.org
Photo: © Kieran McIver / polarbearsinternational.org

Early Warning System

Thanks to your generosity, we tested 3 “Detect to Protect” radar systems on wild polar bears in 2022 and are now training the AI software of the two top performers to recognize them. Further testing will continue in 2023, with a goal to alert communities of approaching bears.

Bear-Safe Tools

From bear-safe waste bins to deterrence tools like bear spray, cracker shells, and modern bear traps, your support helps us share information on bear-safe practices and work with frontline Arctic communities on identifying the tools they need to stay safe.

Photo: © Erinn Hermsen / polarbearsinternational.org
Photo: © Erinn Hermsen / polarbearsinternational.org

Safety Messaging

Because of you, we were able to create standardized messaging on staying safe around polar bears, information being shared through posters, website-ready language, and videos tailored to unique situations in different communities. This outreach includes 3 unique coloring books on staying safe around polar bears, in 3 languages, with more in the works.

World Ranger Day Award

Every year we present our award to an individual or team working to help polar bears and people coexist. In 2022, we were pleased to honor the 8 men and women of the Watchman Crew in Ny-Alesund, a remote community in Spitsbergen, Svalbard.

Photo: © Dagmara Wojtanowicz / @_d_a_g_a_w

Photo: © Kt Miller / polarbearsinternational.org

Project Spotlight

Working with partners, we developed polar bear safety posters in English and in Cree, based on the unique needs and situations of northern Ontario communities.

Photo: © Tim Auer / polarbearsinternational.org

Policy & Advocacy

Government policies have an impact on polar bears, which is why we focus efforts on ensuring decisions are in their best interest. This includes empowering our followers to become advocates for polar bears and climate action. Here’s what you made possible in 2022.

Photo: © Emily Ringer / polarbearsinternational.org

International Presence

As a leading voice for polar bears, your generosity allowed us to send 2 representatives to the U.N. climate talks (COP 27) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to communicate what is at stake for polar bears as the world warms. You also made it possible for us to help a diverse group of voices attend—from Indigenous leaders to climate communicators, young people, and experts in climate action plans.

Climate Alliance

In 2022, we trained 21 zoo professionals from 3 different countries on the most effective ways to communicate about polar bears, sea ice, and climate change, bringing the total to 186 graduates. The 7-month course empowers graduates to communicate with confidence on climate change, helping to move the dial in their communities.

Photo: © Meril Darees / merildarees.com

Advocacy Toolkit  

Thanks to your support, we created a new online Action Center and an online Advocacy Toolkit in 2022—complete with a legislative lookup feature and guidelines for having conversations about climate change. The kit empowers people to advocate for polar bears and a healthy Arctic ecosystem, plugging into their own skill sets and interests.

Churchill Symposium

Your generosity allowed us to support the Churchill Bear Smart Working Group’s efforts to map a healthy future for polar bears, from helping to draft position papers for policymakers to supporting the production of a science-sharing symposium.

Sea ice drifting near Churchill. Manitoba, Canada.
Photo: © Neil Ever Osborne / neileverosborne.com
Photo: © Jenny Wong / jennwong.ca

Awareness Events  

Our 3 annual awareness events draw attention to the challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic and how we each can help. They include International Polar Bear Day on February 27, Arctic Sea Ice Day on July 15, and Polar Bear Week during the first week in November.

Vote for Polar Bears Campaign

Every time we step into the ballot box, we have an opportunity to put a healthy and just planet first. Our Vote for Polar Bears campaign emphasizes the power of voting with the climate in mind, in each and every election, at every level of government.

Photo: © Marissa Krouse / polarbearsinternational.org

Photo: © Tim Auer / polarbearsinternational.org

Project Spotlight

During our live Tundra Connections webcast from the COP27 climate talks in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, viewers had the chance to learn about the summit, engage with our representatives, and ask questions.

Photo: © Emily Ringer / polarbearsinternational.org

Outreach

Through media stories, live cams, videos, and compelling photos, we help keep polar bears and the Arctic top of mind, highlighting the need to protect the bears and their fragile ecosystem. Here’s what you made possible in 2022.

Media Coverage

In a world of misinformation and digital clutter, you helped us cut through the noise and serve as a trusted source on polar bears, sea ice, and climate change—through our website, social media, and other outreach. In 2022, we were featured in 3,243 unique media articles with an estimated reach of 5 billion people.

Photo: © Kieran McIver / polarbearsinternational.org

Arctic Inspiration

Thanks to your generosity, we touched hearts and minds through our live Polar Bear, Northern Lights, and Beluga Cams in partnership with explore.org, inspiring people to care. In 2022, we reached over 4 million people around the world with these windows into the Arctic, including over 3 million views on archived YouTube videos alone!

Videos and Photos

In 2022, we produced 79 videos, ranging from short social media clips to longer educational videos like “Polar Bears and Arctic Sea Ice” and “Emerging From the Den.” We translated 3 videos into French and German and added more than 30,000 images to our photo library, including media donations from wildlife photographers.

Photo: © Simon Gee / polarbearsinternational.org
Photo: © Kieran McIver / polarbearsinternational.org

Social Media

Because of you, in 2022 we reached a global audience of 463,578 followers through our social media networks, where we shared videos, live chats, and links to educational content. We further amplified our social media reach and impact by providing online toolkits with pre-made social content.

Photography Ambassador Program

Thanks to the generosity of the photography community, we continued to grow our Photography Ambassador program in 2022. Currently, about 25 wildlife photographers actively participate in our annual awareness events, amplifying our message and providing inspiration.

Photo: © polarbearsinternational.org

Photo: © Daniel J. Cox / polarbearsinternational.org

“I really feel deeply that we have an ethical commitment to see that polar bears live to see another day, and Polar Bears International is playing a crucial, pivotal role in making that happen.”

Dr. Tom Smith, Brigham Young University associate professor of wildlife biology and scientific advisor to Polar Bears International

Photo: © Kt Miller / polarbearsinternational.org

2022 Financials

Your generosity makes so much possible for polar bears—now and in the future.

Revenue

Contributions – with donor restrictions: $727,446

Contributions – unrestricted: $3,147,344

Special events: $32,162

In-kind support: $660,674

Grants: $329,803


Total Revenue: $4,897,429

Expenses

Programs: $3,855,014

Management and General: $289,479

Fundraising: $600,686


Total Expenses: $4,745,179

Other Expense – Loss on Currency Translation: <$294,599>

Other Income: $8,672

Changes in net assets: <$133,677>

Net assets at the end of the year: $6,050,897


For any research projects that Polar Bears International helps fund, we do not pay overhead costs, a policy that ensures funds go directly to the projects and polar bear conservation.

Photo: © Kt Miller / polarbearsinternational.org

Board of Directors

2022 Emeritus Board of Directors

Dani Reiss

2022 Board of Directors

Amy Moore
Patrick Keeley
Steven Dolman
Kristin Biniek
Valerie Beck
Penny Brook
John Kelleher
Jean-Pierre Parenty
  Stephanie Sluka

Board Advisory Committee

Richard P. Beck
Frederica Gamble
Dr. Don Moore
Sylvia Palka Melo
Carlton Williams

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