Your impact on polar bear conservation

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Annual Report 2023

Howling winds. Frigid temperatures. Vast expanses of sea ice. Snowy nurseries for cubs. The icy home where polar bears roam is challenging and incredibly beautiful. Protecting that home — and ensuring the polar bears’ future — lies at the heart of everything we do.

In our Annual Report to members, we’re excited to share highlights of the progress we made together on behalf of polar bears in 2023 — all thanks to your generous support and involvement.

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Science and Research

With research projects that span the circumpolar Arctic, we focus our efforts on projects that inform conservation and add to our understanding of the polar bears’ needs and vulnerabilities. Here’s what you made possible in 2023.

Maternal Den Study

Denning is the most vulnerable time in a polar bear’s life. Your support allowed us to deploy 3 remote cameras at den sites in Svalbard, Norway, adding to our understanding of the needs of denning families. This long-term study builds on our earlier den research in Alaska.

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Groundbreaking Research

Your generosity made several key scientific papers possible in 2023. This includes one by our chief scientist emeritus, Dr. Steven Amstrup, that paves the way for adding climate protections for polar bears under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The findings could be applied beyond the U.S. and help other climate-impacted species.

Protecting Den Sites

To protect polar bear dens from being disturbed, we need to know where they are. In 2023, you helped fund 6 ultra-wideband radar tests in Svalbard, Norway, to detect dens under the snow, with promising results. We plan to follow up with additional tests in Alaska, on different terrain.

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Innovative Technology

Because of you, we were able to wrap up our Burr on Fur study. We tested these new, minimally invasive tracking tags with the help of 15 Arctic Ambassador Center zoos and 3 government and academic partners. The “stick on” tags will allow researchers to track adult male and young polar bears, two little-studied groups

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 energy use and population studies, working with a range of partners across the Arctic.

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Indigenous Knowledge

Thanks to your commitment, we supported our 2nd Indigenous Knowledge study, this one on how Indigenous peoples in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, coexist with polar bears and what they envision for the future. We also added 2 Indigenous board advisors to our board of directors, broadening our insights and perspectives.

Next Generation Researchers

Your support allowed us to help fund 2 postdocs in 2023. We also mentored early career scientists on how to work with the media and communicate with lay audiences, through opportunities including serving as ambassadors in our interpretive centers, contributing website articles, and taking part in interviews, webcasts, and live chats.

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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 2023.

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Tundra Connections Webcasts

Because of you, we reached over 480,000 people around the world in 2023 through Tundra Connections webcasts and live chats, giving viewers the chance to engage with scientists and other experts and ask questions. The broadcasts included one-on-one connections with classrooms in Canada’s North.

Interpretive Centers

Your support allowed us to test the concept of a pop-up interpretive center, Polar Bears International Ice House, in Svalbard, Norway, during the summer Arctic cruise season, with plans to continue it in 2024. The project builds on the success of our interpretive center in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, now open for 3 seasons.

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Top-Ranked Website

Thanks to your generosity, more than 526,000 people from 218 countries visited our website in 2023, with conservation information on polar bears among the top-ranked content. We were also able to add 3 new units and lesson plans to our educational offerings, including “Mom and Me,” “Top of the World,” and “Polar Bear Tracker.”

Strong Partners

In 2023, the LEGO Group joined us in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, for a live broadcast during polar bear season, helping to amplify our reach and impact. Other educational partners include Discovery Education, TakingITGlobal, Connected North, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and Microsoft Flip.

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Summer Camps

In 2023, a generous donor allowed us to pilot 2 week-long summer camps for kids in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, a town famous for its polar bears and a base for many of our research and outreach efforts. Activities centered around Indigenous Knowledge and included crafts, berry-picking, natural history lessons, and more.

Arctic Ambassador Centers

Thanks to your support, we welcomed 2 new Arctic Ambassador Centers to our network in 2023, bringing the collective impact to 49 zoos and aquariums from 25 U.S. states, 4 Canadian provinces, and 7 European countries (Austria, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, the U.K., France, and Belgium), helping us reach millions of people with our conservation message.

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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 2023.

Svalbard, Norway

Because of you, we were able to work with partners on human-polar bear safety measures for the research community of Ny-Ålesund, which has seen an uptick in visiting polar bears. Efforts included giving safety presentations and distributing handheld flares and educational materials on human-bear coexistence.

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Southern Hudson Bay

Your generosity allowed us to work with 2 Cree communities on coexistence efforts. Guided by their unique situations and cultural preferences, we supported them in developing safety plans; supplied non-lethal deterrents and training in their use; and provided 2 bear traps for relocations.

Churchill Bear Smart Group

We continue to support Churchill in becoming the world’s 1st Polar Bear Smart Community, building on the town’s already robust efforts. In 2023, thanks to your generosity, this work included finalizing a series of new safety videos, funded by Polar Bears International, and rolled out to the public in the fall.

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Early Warning Systems

Your support allowed us to test 3 “Detect to Protect” radar systems to alert communities of approaching polar bears and to work with a partner to train the AI to recognize them. Further testing will continue this year, including a unit mounted in one of our Arctic Ambassador Center zoos.

Diverse Partners

From Environment and Climate Change Canada to York University and the King’s Bay Company in Norway, we worked with a total of 7 partners on conflict-reduction measures, expanding the reach and impact of our coexistence efforts.

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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 involved citizens and advocates for polar bears. Here’s what you made possible in 2023.

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Policy Meetings

Your generosity enabled us to take part in 3 important international policy spaces: the Arctic Circle Assembly, the Polar Bear Range States meeting, and COP28 — where we strengthened our networks and spoke up for polar bears. We also shared 6 COP accreditation badges with Indigenous and youth leaders.

Expert Commentary

Because of you, we were able to provide in-depth expert commentary, based on the latest scientific data, on the need to protect polar bear moms, cubs, and denning areas from industrial disturbances in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. We also met with government agencies on issues related to polar bear conservation.

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Climate Alliance Training  

In 2023, you made it possible for us to share tested messaging on polar bears, sea ice, and climate change with 19 zoo professionals from 3 countries, bringing the total to 237 graduates. The 7-month course empowers participants to communicate effectively on climate change, helping to move the dial in their communities.

Awareness Events

Year after year, our 3 annual awareness events shine a global spotlight on 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.

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Vote for Polar Bears Campaign

Every time we step into the ballot box, we have an opportunity to step up for polar bears. 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. In 2024, we plan to create an Engaged Citizen Campaign.

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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 2023.

Global Media Reach

Your generosity enabled us to share accurate, science-based facts on polar bears, sea ice, and climate change through worldwide media coverage from NBC Nightly News to NPR, the Associated Press, The Guardian, Reuters, AFP, Smithsonian, The Weather Network, and more. In 2023, we were featured in 3,520 unique media stories with an estimated reach of 5.4 billion people.

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TED Talk

Thanks to your support, our own Alysa McCall presented a TED Talk in New York City in 2023, titled “What to do when there’s a polar bear in your backyard.” Her talk focused on human-bear coexistence efforts including Churchill’s Bear Smart Working Group and our Burr on Fur tracking tags. As of this writing, it’s been viewed more than 1.4 million times.

Arctic Inspiration

Because of your generosity, we touched hearts and minds through our live Polar Bear, Northern Lights, and Beluga Cams in partnership with, highlighting the Arctic and its wildlife and inspiring people to care. In 2023, these windows into the Arctic received over 1.8 million views from around the world, including over 54,500 views on archived YouTube videos!

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Videos and Photos

In 2023, you made it possible for us to produce 121 videos, from short social media clips and reels to longer educational videos like “Polar Bear Moms and Cubs: From the Den to the Sea Ice” and “A Day in the Life: Joanna Sulich.” Our video views on YouTube grew to 168.5K. We also continued to add photos to our photo library, including those donated by wildlife photographers.

Social Media

Because of you, we reached a global audience of 489,959 people through our social media networks in 2023, where we shared videos, field updates, 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 and partnering with photography ambassadors.

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Conservation Happy Hours

In 2023, we hosted 3 live Conservation Happy Hours for our Polar Bear Patrons, major donors, and partners, giving them first-hand access to the latest stories and developments in polar bear conservation. Each was recorded and later shared widely via our social media channels.

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2023 Financials

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


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


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.

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2023 Board of Directors

2023 Emeritus Board of Directors

Dani Reiss

2023 Board of Directors

Amy Moore

Patrick Keeley

Steven Dolman

Kristin Biniek

Valerie Beck

John Kelleher

Jean-Pierre Parenty

Stephanie Sluka

Penny Brook

Gavin Thompson

Andrew Cyr

Peggie Pelosi

Sarah Street

2023 Board Advisory Committee

Richard P. Beck

Frederica Gamble

Dr. Don Moore

Sylvia Palka Melo

Carlton Williams

Georgina Berg

Katie de Muelles

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$5,000 – $9,999

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Lesley Cassidy
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Rohan Chandrasekhar
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Chevron Matching
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Cynthia Clifton
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Teresa Cohen*
Kimberly Coleman*
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