May 31, 2010. Professor of biological sciences at the University of Alberta and the author of a new study, Dr. Andrew Derocher, says polar bears are smaller and skinnier than how they once were, and melting sea ice in the Hudson Bay system will leave polar bears there in dire straights.
May 27, 2010. "This is not a gradual change,” said Dr. Andrew Derocher, one of the world’s leading polar bear authorities and co-author of the study. “We’re looking at a decrease by 20 or 30 per cent or even much more in a year.
Mission Times Courier, San Diego, CA - From San Diego to the Arctic Circle, one Patrick Henry High School student has traveled abroad for the first time to learn about one of his favorite animals and the challenges facing the largest land meat eater on Earth - the polar bear.
Shrinking and late-forming ice is forcing the polar bears of Churchill, Man., to adopt drastic hunting measures. “There’s nothing much to eat along the Hudson Bay coast in the fall other than other bears,” says biologist Ian Stirling, a retired Environment Canada scientist and leading expert on polar bears.
The phone hasn’t stopped ringing at Winnipeg-based Frontiers North Adventures after being featured on NBC Monday night.
Frontiers North Adventures, specializing in Tundra Buggy expeditions in Churchill, has been inundated with calls and website hits after NBC aired a segment about the company during its Olympic coverage.
It took only about five minutes of U.S. network airtime to heat up interest in Churchill and put the town in line for cold, hard tourism cash.
Winnipeg-based Frontiers North Adventures’ phones are ringing non-stop this morning after being featured last night on NBC’s coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Learn the true meaning of a bear hug in Churchill, Manitoba, as you and your mate sleep alongside the polar bears at Frontiers North Adventures' Tundra Buggy Lodge -- a "lodge on wheels."
During Olympic coverage NBC airs polar bear vignette.
Winnipeg, MB - February 4, 2010 - The much-touted polar bear summit last year in Winnipeg cost taxpayers at least $115,000 and one prominent scientist says it made no real progress toward saving the iconic animal. Story by Mary Agnes Welch.
Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg has travelled through the Northwest Passage and to Greenland, Nunavut and Nunavik over the past year, working on an upcoming book about the North. But she says nothing prepared her for Churchill, Man., which she visited in November.
Kansas City Zoo Keeper, Rebecca Prewitt recently participated in the Zoo Keeper Leadership Camp hosted by Polar Bears International (PBI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the worldwide conservation of the Polar Bear and its habitat.
Get within inches of polar bears on frozen tundra aboard the Tundra Buggy. Bears congregate along the Hudson Bay during October and November to hunt for their favorite food, the ringed seal.
IT IS said that the bigger the bottom the better when it comes to polar bears. At least that is what our gravel-voiced, no-nonsense guide Patrick Rousseau says with a wry smile as he guides us through the terrain of Churchill, Manitoba, dubbed "the polar bear capital of the world". Story by Jane Clinton.
Taylor Goerke, a junior at St. George's Independent School, represented her school well when she attended the Polar Bears International Leadership Camp in Churchill, Manitoba, the "Polar Bear Capital of the World."
Melting sea ice forces beasts to live closer to humans
Environmentalists say Canada is dithering despite clear evidence showing many species in decline
The town of Churchill, Manitoba,is the undisputed polar bear capital of the world. Every year from mid-October to late November, the town's 800 permanent residents are joined by a total of 12,000 visitors and seasonal workers, who take advantage of a unique opportunity to watch the world's largest bear species up close and personal.
COPENHAGEN (Fortune) -- Polar bears have been featured in Coca-Cola's holiday advertising for nearly a century. Last month, Muhtar Kent, the company's CEO, traveled to the Arctic to see the furry creatures up close.
BBC World Service Newshour speaks to John Gunter of Frontiers North Adventures about the late freeze-up of the Hudson Bay and how it is affecting the Hudson Bay Polar Bear population.
Dr. Ian Stirling is featured in a CBC Manitoba news story about the occurrence of cannibalism amongst the Hudson Bay population of polar bears.
CBC National News features a story on the decrease in polar bear hunt quotas In Nunavut and the affect it has on local Inuit communities in Canada.
Daniel J Cox and Dr. Ian Stirling are featured in a news story by CBC National News about polar bear cannibalism and late ice formation on the Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba.
CTV News Winnipeg features a story about plans for a new polar bear rescue center and exhibit at Assiniboine Park Zoo.
When the polar bear brought her cubs to feast in the Churchill town dump once, she was locked up in polar bear prison. Story by Laura Blenkinsop, National Post.
The gory photos of male polar bears devouring cubs, dragging shredded carcasses around and creating a bloody mess on the white snow of Canada's North have caused a stir on the Internet and in reports that link the activity to climate change. Story by Alison Brownlee, National Post.
Premier Greg Selinger will land in Copenhagen this weekend for climate-change talks armed with a bunch of last-minute announcements designed to beef up Manitoba's green credentials. Story by Bruce Owen.
Reuters has done it again. I'm holding here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers: "Starving Polar Bears Turn to Cannibalism," on the second day of Copenhagen.
New upgrades to Churchill’s holding compound for wayward polar bears will allow it to hold up 60 animals, the province said Monday. Story by Bruce Owen.
WINNIPEG, MB - The Manitoba government announced a $31-million contribution toward the International Polar Bear Conservation Centre that will include an enclosure and education facility at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Story by Bartley Kives and Bruce Owen.
Faced with a shrinking habitat in Canada's Arctic, polar bears are increasingly turning on their own kind in an act of hungry desperation. Story by Amy Husser.
A late start to winter may be forcing Manitoba's polar bears to desperate measures to survive. Crystal Goomansingh from Global National reports.
December 3, 2009 - The late formation of Arctic sea ice may be forcing some hungry and desperate polar bears in northern Manitoba to resort to cannibalism.
Churchill, MB - November 27, 2009 - Scientists say shrinking Arctic sea ice may be forcing some polar bears into cannibalizing young cubs. Story by Bob Weber.
On a recent trip to Canada, 16-year-old Patricia Billette spotted a polar bear lapping up water -- unusual, because the arctic predators generally get all the water they need from the icy food they eat. Story by Bill Oram, The Oregonian.
CANMORE, Alta. -- People from the northern fringes of the world are meeting here this week to discuss how to coexist with polar bears venturing closer to areas where humans live and work -- and a northern Manitoba town is being held up as a shining example. Story by Shannon Montgomery.
November 9, 2009 -- If you Google Churchill, Manitoba you will not get all the data about the town you're researching, like information that only 962 people live here, or that it's right on the shore of Hudson Bay in the province's north, and thus as chilly a place as the subarctic can be. Story by Shelley Fralic.
November 8, 2009 -- The Olympic flame began its journey to the furthest point north in its history by stopping off first at a town known for the Arctic's most familiar icon - the polar bear.
Businesses in Churchill say they'll roll out the red carpet -- and the tundra buggy -- if the most famous kids in the world want to come and see the polar bears.
Canada will sign a new agreement on Friday with the governments of Greenland and Nunavut to protect polar-bear populations in their overlapping regions.
The 16-year-old Nordonia High School junior spent a week in late September and early October watching polar bears in their natural habitat Churchill, Manitoba on Hudson Bay. Story by Jeff Saunders.
Polar bears are a favorite among many zoo-goers, but some people like their nanook encounters to be as authentic as possible. Story by Donna Vickroy.
Philadelphia's 6-ABC Action News showcases Philadelphia Zoo Keeper blogs from this year's PBI Leadership Camp.
George Crombie says the toughest part of his job is finding eco-friendly, bio-degradable products, especially anti-freeze. "Some green products just don't work at minus-30, and some companies won't ship to us here in the Arctic." Story by Evelyn Kanter.
A Hopkins High School junior is headed to the Arctic Circle to help save the polar bears. Story by Joy Petersen, Special to the Star Tribune.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and the Greater Cleveland Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) recently selected Courtney, of Macedonia, Ohio, to be their "Arctic Ambassador" at this year's Polar Bears International Leadership Camp in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. Story by Tom O'Konowitz.
Nordonia student earns spot at polar bear camp in northern Manitoba. Story by Bob Downing.
For a couple of months in Churchill, Manitoba, the polar bears come calling. Story by Kieran Mulvaney.
TOO many cool, wet days resulted in a lousy summer -- but you won't find any polar bears complaining. Story by Aldo Santin.
Global Winnipeg and CTV Winnipeg both featured evening news stories on the latest scientific accounts of late-season ice break up on the Hudson Bay and its implications of a healthy polar bear population in Churchill this autumn.
A cold summer in many areas of the country may have meant fewer barbecues and camping trips this year, but lower temperatures have been a boon for the beleaguered Hudson Bay polar bears. Story by Chinta Puxley.
Churchill, Manitoba, August 18, 2009 -- Scientists have confirmed what a Tundra Buggy® business in Churchill is witnessing: that due to colder-than-usual subarctic weather this year, healthier polar bears are being spotted along the west Hudson Bay coast
Fallon Murphy knows about polar bears and what can be done to help save them. As Fairfield County’s new teen Arctic ambassador, Fallon will be sharing her knowledge with others throughout the county. Story by Susan Wolf.
The world's top experts have just confirmed that Arctic warming is continuing its ravages of polar bear populations.
Canada should swallow its pride and realize it needs help to protect the Arctic from the effects of climate change and industrial development, says the author of a new book.
Louisville, KY - Louisville Zoo teen volunteers Emily Goldstein, an 18-year-old Atherton High School senior, and Brandie Farkas, a 17-year-old Ballard High School senior, were recently named the winners of Project Polar Bear, an international contest hosted by Polar Bears International. Story by Kara Bussabarger.
TORONTO, ONTARIO - April 28, 2009 - Today, one month after Earth Hour, WWF-Canada announced Wanda Hall as the winner of the Earth Hour Contest to win a trip for two to Churchill, Manitoba to see first-hand the effects of climate change.
Frontiers North Adventures has donated trips to Churchill to see polar bears in real life for the winning team of Project Polar Bear, a carbon-reduction initiative and contest organized by Polar Bears International with support from FNA and the San Diego Zoo.
That icicle hanging beneath BJ Kirschhoffer’s nose is exactly what you think it is. Polar Bear researchers officially call them snotsicles. And it’s what you get when it’s about 50 below zero and you’re outside for eight hours straight. Story by Michael Schulder, CNN Senior Executive Producer.
The World Wildlife Fund wants Canada to change the way it lists species at risk, saying a single listing for animals like polar bears does not reflect the status of various bear populations across the country.
Last fall, Batavia High School senior Katie Billing spent a week shivering in the Arctic to study how global warming is hurting polar bears. Story by Denise Linke.
Potentially fatal to the polar bear, global warming has already left its mark on the species with smaller, less robust bears that are increasingly showing cannibalistic tendencies.
Frontiers North Adventures Interpretive Guide and photo leader Dan Cox speaks about the Arctic Ambassador Polar Bear Photo Exhibit at Como Park Zoo and Conservancy in Minneapolis, MN. As seen on City 18 TV in St. Paul and Minneapolis Minnesota.
Journalist Louise Dugas, along with photographers Mark and Cathy Pemberton and Brian Wong travelled to Churchill and documented their experience in the April 2009 issue of Elle Quebec Magazine.
Katie Billing has a mission in life, and it all started with a TV show. "I loved seeing how he worked with the wild life and pushed the idea of conservation. I really thought that I'd like to do that someday." Story by Sammi King.
The Portage la Prairie Rotarians got an icy breeze of tundra experience for lunch on Tuesday as the club was host to guest speaker Doug Ross. Story by Prescott James.
Canada has two-thirds of the world's polar bears and they are at risk in the face of rapidly melting Arctic sea ice. Story by Ed Struzik.
Emmy Award-winning actor Josh Duhamel and ET Canada's Rick Campanelli join Frontiers North Adventures and Polar Bears International to film public service announcements and create greater awareness on the plight of the polar bear in Churchill, Manitoba.
Switzerland-based photographer Daisy Gilardini shares her photography of polar bears on her blog during her visit with us to Cape Churchill.
With arctic sea ice melting like ice cubes in soda, scientists want to protect a region they say will someday be the sole remaining frozen bastion of a disappearing world. Story by Brandon Keim
Manitoba’s government-run polar bear jail in the tiny subarctic community of Churchill has been undergoing a number of upgrades to ensure the 40-year-old structure can continue to serve its residents’ ursine needs. Story by Steve Lambert.
WINNIPEG, MB - It's a "critical time" for polar bears and their survival rests in the hands of Canadians, federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice said Thursday.
Polar bears in the western Arctic are finding it increasingly difficult to find food during the critical spring period, a recent study suggests. Story by Ed Struzik.
Manitoba excursion provides face to face opportunities with the world's largest carnivore. But please mind your distance. Story by Beth Parks.
The poster species for climate change will be in the spotlight Friday at an unprecedented Winnipeg gathering of government officials, researchers and Inuit groups to discuss the future of the polar bear. Story by Lindsey Wiebe.
TORONTO, ONTARIO - This Friday's federal Environment Minister's National Roundtable on Polar Bears presents a critical opportunity to ensure that Canada implements strong new measures to protect polar bears for their long-term survival.
Wildlife photographer, and Frontiers North Adventures Interpretive Guide, Daniel J. Cox shares his observations of climate change in Churchill, Manitoba with WWF Canada.
Louisville, KY - Emily Goldstein, an 18-year-old Atherton High School senior and the Louisville Zoo’s first Teen Arctic Ambassador, is working hard to stop climate change and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Story by Kara Bussabarger.
As part of Polar Bears International's Project thermo-STAT, Duhamel encourages viewers around the world to take actions that can reduce carbon footprints; impacting the future of polar bears
TV News science editor Lawrence McGinty traveled to the land of the polar bear with some of the world’s most eminent scientists to discover the truth about the plight of the animal that has become an icon of climate change.
Measures to protect bears affecting local lnuit in Canada. ITN's Lawrence McGinty reports. Video posted by CNN.
Scientists are examining how climate change is eroding the habitat of polar bears. ITN's Lawrence McGinty reports. Video posted by CNN.
ITN's Lawrence McGinty discusses what it's like to cover the plight of Arctic polar bears. Video posted by CNN.
Scientists claim Arctic polar bears are so hungry they are eating other bears. ITN's Lawrence McGinty reports. Video posted by CNN.
A local couple recently returned from a trip to Churchill, in Manitoba, Canada, to watch polar bears migrate through the region.
WWF – in partnership with North America’s top polar bear researchers, conservationists, government leaders, photographers, and filmmakers – is participating in an exciting global program organized by Polar Bears International (PBI) to alert the public that higher temperatures are having an immediate and negative impact on polar bears.
Molly Mariea is a junior at East Aurora high school, nature enthusiast and now, an arctic ambassador.
Although they may not have ever traveled there, Grade 4 students at Mapleton School got a glimpse of life in Churchill, thanks to some useful technology. Story by Hayley Brigg
It's been just a week since Westport's Katya Strage returned from her inaugural trip to the Arctic as Connecticut's first Polar Bear Ambassador. Story by Beth Cooney
Yesterday was full of snow and wind and all things blizzard-related. Today was overcast and cloudy, but much nicer weather-wise! And, because of the improved weather, our technology and connectivity worked much, much better! Story by Julene Reed.
This year, at the age of 16, all those early mornings paid off, as I was selected to represent the Roger Williams Park Zoo as an Arctic Ambassador at the Polar Bears International (PBI) Leadership Camp in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. Story by Molly Alves.
SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Amy Sutton is on a mission to save polar bears from the threat of extinction.
Sam Leist, 16, returned earlier this month from a weeklong Polar Bear Leadership Camp in Canada that he called an experience "so incredible I can't describe it in words."
Sarah Davy spent time observing the animals at a camp in the Canadian tundra and has returned to share her experience and newfound knowledge. Story by Chris Havens.
The world's foremost polar bear researchers, photographers, filmmakers, and zoological institutions relate climate change findings and opinions about the future of the threatened polar bear.
Frontiers North's Legendary Cape Churchill Interpretive Guide and renowned conservation photographer for Polar Bears International caps off Year of the Polar Bear with seminar and special exhibit.
A Tacoma high school student earns a chance to see polar bears in the wild during a leadership camp in Manitoba, Canada. She’s sharing what she learned about their plight and asking friends to live 'greener." Story by Kris Sherman
During the first week of November, Julene Reed (an Apple Distinguished Educator) will be joining Robert Buchanan (President of Polar Bears International) and scientists to take a journey on the Arctic tundra as they study the polar bears of the Hudson Bay area.
NBC24's Michael Schlesinger travels with Toledo Zoo Ambassador Kasey Rahn to the Polar Bear Capital of the World!
TACOMA, WA - October 9, 2008 -- Tacoma teenager Zoe Stoy has joined forces with 32 other students worldwide to become advocates for polar bears in their home communities. Story by By Clare Jensen.
MEMPHIS, TN - October 9, 2008 -- While most teens are engulfed in classes, homecoming and Friday night football, Elizabeth Bailey has had melting snow on her mind. Story by By Linda Moore.
TOLEDO, OHIO - October 8, 2008 -- Starting later this week, NBC24's Michael Schlesinger be on the trip of a lifetime. He's going to the Arctic to study polar bears for a week. And he's not alone. Story by By Michael Schlesinger.
CHURCHILL, MB - October 7, 2008 -- A Utah classroom stretched all the way to the Canadian Arctic today, electronically. Students here heard a live presentation there by students on the tundra, including one from Utah. Story by John Hollenhorst.
Churchill, MB - September 6, 2008 -- Most tourists are hotel-based in Churchill and make day trips to see the bears. Some stay for two or three nights at the Tundra Buggy Lodge, 25 kilometres from Churchill. Story by Fred Bruemmer.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - October 7, 2008 -- A Cottonwood High School sophomore is one of just 17 students selected from around the world to study polar bears in the Arctic Tundra. On Tuesday, the 15-year-old student shared her experiences and a global message with fellow classmates via a video conference. Story by Angie Larsen.
The Canadian tundra is one of the ultimate “frontier” destinations in North America. Occupying most of northern Canada, the tundra covers over 300,000 square miles (about 800,000 sq. km) and is composed of a variety of soils and vegetation that makes it one of the most unique ecosystems on the planet.
Wildlife photo tours are the modern equivalent to the safaris of the past. On safaris you needed a gun to bring home a souvenir, now a camera will do.
September 26, 2008 -- Soft drink fans love the cute and cuddly polar bears in the cola commercials. Maribeth Flowers loves the real thing, and it's why the Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School junior is going to Manitoba, Canada, on Thursday. Story by Chuck Yarborough.
Organized by the Polar Bear International, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the polar bear and its habitat, Leadership Camp pairs 23 high school students with 7-8 teachers from all over the world and flies them to Churchill, Manitoba.
There are three places in the north where, at the right time of year, you are nearly certain to see polar bears: Wrangel Island, north of Siberia, very hard to reach; the ice fields near Svalbard, the archipelago far north of Norway, by chartered yacht, okay if you have lots of dough; and our own Churchill, Man., which rightly calls itself "the polar bear capital of the world." Story by Fred Bruemmer.
The tundra is one of the most unique ecosystems in the world, characterized by long periods of either night or day and temperatures that remain subzero for most of the year.
SEBASTOPOL, CA - September 8, 2008 -- Nominated by prestigious zoological and wildlife-focused institutions worldwide for their environmentalism, self-motivation, scholarship, computer literacy, and creative talents, two contingents of enthusiastic teens will share time and resources with leading scientists, educators, photographers and filmmakers to learn about polar bears and their habitat.
Polar bears are fascinating animals. Not only are they the world's largest land predators, but also one of the most enigmatic.
INUVIK, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES -- Aug. 28, 2008. Canada's Environment Minister John Baird today announced he will convene a national roundtable later this year dedicated to the conservation and protection of Canada's polar bear population.
CHURCHILL, MB -- "Don’t forget to look both ways,” advised our guide, a retired Mountie, as we arrived in Churchill on the western shores Hudson Bay in Manitoba. He didn’t mean watch out for cars – there isn’t much traffic in Churchill – he meant polar bears. Story by Diana Preston.
Millions of zoo visitors in North America, Europe, and Australia are learning more about polar bears and climate change thanks to a network of Arctic Ambassador Centers established by Polar Bears International (PBI) in alliance with the Zoological Society of San Diego.
From the Arctic to the Serengeti, global nature photographer- and Frontiers North Adventures Interpretive Guide - Daniel J. Cox shares his tips for taking images in extreme weather conditions.
SEBASTOPOL, Calif., July 28 2008 - Polar bear scientist Dr. Andrew Derocher -- and regular Tundra Buggy Lodge guest-- says that even small changes can make a difference if each of us helps. Polar Bears International recommends the following five personal measures anyone can take to reduce carbon emissions.
PBI Scientific Advisory Council Member, Dr. Steven Amstrup of the USGS -- and regular Tundra Buggy Lodge guest -- shares his thoughts on the issue of assisted colonization of polar bears to Antarctica. Story by Brandon Keim.
If you are lucky enough to venture to Churchill, Manitoba during the fall to see the polar bears, you may well experience one of Polar Bear International's Adventure Learning Programs. Story by JoAnne Simerson.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Wednesday declared the polar bear a threatened species, saying it must be protected because of the decline in Arctic sea ice from global warming. But activists were quick to criticize the ruling, saying it was full of loopholes.
On the eve of a court deadline, the U.S. Interior Department is adding the polar bear to the list of threatened species. This comes after evidence that rising temperatures are causing Arctic Sea ice -- the bears' habitat -- to vanish.
ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Polar bears will now be listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. But in announcing the listing, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne said the decision should not be "misused" to regulate global climate change.
The U.S. government has decided to list polar bears as a threatened species under its Endangered Species Act — a decision that could deal a severe blow to the lucrative sport hunt in Canada's North.
OTTAWA, ON -- April 25, 2008. A federal committee has repeated its declaration that the Canadian polar bear is a species "of special concern." The designation is two steps down from "endangered" species and one down from "threatened" species.
CNN correspondent Miles O'Brien reports on the continuing efforts to place polar bears on the Endangered Species list in the United States.
Manitoba Premier Gary Doer publicly thanked the U.S. government on Sunday for its controversial decision to designate the polar bear as a threatened species.
CHURCHILL, MB - Run-ins with Churchill's polar bears, the Lords of Manitoba as they are called, are not that uncommon. Their quest for food in October and November after a long feeding hiatus attracts them to this small community on the shores of Hudson Bay. Story by Penny Watson.
WINNIPEG, MB - February 8, 2008 - Polar bears in Manitoba now have special protection under the province's Endangered Species Act, a move designed to restrict how close people can come to female bears and their cubs along the Hudson Bay coast, the province said Thursday. Story by Bruce Owen and Lindsey Wiebe.
WINNIPEG, MB - February 7, 2008 - Global Television reports that Manitoba Conservation has listed Manitoba's polar bears as a threatened species.
Effective today, polar bears will be recognized as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, Conservation Minster Stan Struthers announced today.
The massive fracture that ripped the Beaufort sea ice from the west coast of Banks Island in the Northwest Territories over the past few weeks could not have been better timed if nature had planned it. Story by Eve Savory.
Churchill, MB -- For some people, the ideal vacation is a beach on a tropical island or a cruise down the Mediterranean. For others it’s the bright lights of Broadway or the glitz of Vegas. But then there are those who seek a special type of adventure like getting an opportunity to see polar bears in their natural habitat. Story by Deborah Stone.
Churchill, MB - Thursday, December 6, 2007 -- It’s Thursday, November 8, at approximately 6:30a.m. Low, muffled voices and the patter of big feet fill the narrow hallway. I roll over and look out the tiny, rectangular-shaped window…the sky is a hazy, grayish-white, not necessarily inviting, but what I see next melts my heart. Story by Lorie Zerweck.
ORLANDO, FL - November 20, 2007 - Dr. Jane Waterman from the University of Central Florida discusses her polar bear behaviour study on Churchill's polar bears.
CAPE CHURCHILL, MB - November 27, 2007 - I am standing on the coast of Hudson Bay watching two polar bears cautiously approaching each other on the sea ice. Robert Buchanan, a big bear of a man who heads up Polar Bear International, the non-profit organization dedicated to the worldwide conservation of the great white wanderer, is animated. Story by Ed Struzik.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO - Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - The federal, provincial and territorial governments of Canada are all failing to protect polar bears from the threat of extinction, a new study charges. Story by Mike De Souza.
Churchill, MB -- November 12, 2007 -- Curled up safely in cargo nets, these two polar bears are ready to be airlifted back to their hunting grounds. Rangers had shot the creatures with tranquilliser darts when they strayed too close to the town of Churchill in the Canadian Arctic.
Juno award-winning Manitoban musician Chantal Kreviazuk travels to Churchill to learn from Polar Bears International about issues affecting polar bears and the north.
CHURCHILL, Manitoba - November 1, 2007 — There's something vaguely disturbing about the George Hamilton tan sported by the flight attendant on the Convair 580 prop that's buzzing into the Great White North.
CHURCHILL, MB - November 3rd, 2007. Dr. Andrew Derocher speaks with Eva Kovacs on Canada's Global Television. Recorded live form the back deck of a Tundra Buggy® on October 29th, 2007.
As sea-ice recedes, polar bears have become a climate-change poster child, placing the North’s lucrative sport-hunt industry on ice. Story by Jasmine Budak
ARMEL VALLEY –-September 19, 2007. Like most people, 16-year-old Ronit Abramson has seen polar bears in the wild only on TV. But in a few weeks she'll see the real thing. Frontiers North hosts PBI Leadership Camp on the Tundra Buggy Lodge. Students from all over the world travel to Churchill to learn about issues affecting polar bears and the subarctic environment in which they live. Story by Bruce Lieberman.
WASHINGTON, DC -- September 7th, 2007. This is really bad news. The United States Geological Survey, led by Dr. Steve Amstrup, predicts that two-thirds of the world's polar bear population could be gone by midcentury.
During November 2006, led by Al Roker, the NBC Today Show journeyed to Canada's north to experience Churchill's polar bears!
AUCKLAND, NZ -- MAY 02, 2007. It's magnificent to see polar bears unafraid, at home in their world. Getting up close to huge, white, fluffy - and so cute-looking - polar bears is one of the best thrills ever. Story by Chris Hutchings.
JACKSON HOLE, WY -- February 08, 2007. We were invited by our friends at Polar Bears International to attend a polar bear conservation awareness event at Jackson's National Museum of Wildlife Art. At the event presentations were conducted by president of Polar Bears International Robert (not Richard) Buchanan, our own Interpretive Guide at Cape Churchill and National Geographic published photographer Daniel J. Cox as well as the United Stated Geological Survey's Steven Amstrup. The event was very well attended and well received. We were very happy to be a part of such an important event. Story by Melanie Stein.
CHURCHILL, MB -- January 8, 2007. Getting up close and personal with nature is always a thrill. Getting up close to huge, white, fluffy - and so cute looking - polar bears, is one of the best thrills ever. Story by Chris Hutchings.
CHURCHILL, MB -- January 6, 2007. About 100 feet off the side of the road, the largest four-legged predator in the world stood on the tundra, sniffing the air nonchalantly. Story by Chris Welsch.
CHURCHILL, MB -- January 6, 2007. While Churchill is the most accessible destination for polar bear watching in the world, it still is not very accessible. Story by Chris Welsch.
United Kingdom -- December 31, 2006. Reports of the imminent extinction of polar bears are exaggerated, says Stuart Wavell, while another threat is ignored.
WASHINGTON, DC -- December 28, 2007. Polar bears are in jeopardy and need stronger government protection because of melting Arctic sea ice related to global warming, the Bush administration said Wednesday. Story by Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, DC -- December 28, 2006. Polar bears may be listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act because of a loss of habitat that jeopardizes their survival, the Interior secretary said Wednesday. Story by Marsha Walton.
CHURCHILL, MB -- December 27, 2006. Polar bears are facing threats from global warming and environmental contamination and need federal protection under the Endangered Species Act, Washington is expected to propose Wednesday. Story by CTV.ca News Staff.
WASHINGTON, DC -- December 27, 2006. The Bush administration has decided to propose listing the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, putting the U.S. government on record as saying that global warming could drive one of the world's most recognizable animals out of existence. Story by Juliet Eilperin.
WASHINGTON, DC -- December 27, 2006. The polar bears that are a famous part of Canada's North could soon be officially deemed a threatened species by the U.S. government, it was announced Wednesday.
WINNIPEG, MB -- December 14, 2006. The city already known as Winnie the Pooh's hometown has earned another "beary" special distinction: Polar Bears International is moving its global headquarters to Winnipeg.
December, 2006. "Polar bears are one of nature's ultimate survivors, able to live and thrive in one of the world's harshest environments, but we are concerned the polar bears' habitat may literally be melting," Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne said on introducing a proposal in December 2006 to list the bears as an endangered species. Story by Judyth Piazza.
HUDSON BAY, CANADA -- November 19, 2006. It is mid-November and bitterly cold. The sea wind blows through our protective coats and our fingers start to lose circulation. But ironically, what we are witnessing is climate warming in action. Story by Kevin Bishop.
CHURCHILL, MB -- November 23rd, 2006. Sleep under the stars, take a polar bear trip. For an experience that will move you, give one of these rooms a spin. The Independent Online says a stay at the Tundra Buggy Lodge is one of the world's five best.
LOUISVILLE, KY-- November 21st, 2006. The northern Manitoba town of Churchill, known for its polar bears and northern tundra, is the inspiration behind a $25 million US northern-themed exhibit opening next year in a Kentucky zoo. Zoo director John Walczak spent several days on a Tundra Buggy® Adventure in Churchill last month, learning about how climate change is affecting polar bears there.
ANCHORAGE, AK -- November 17th, 2006. Far fewer polar bear cubs are surviving off Alaska's northern coast, a federal government report released Wednesday has concluded. Churchill's polar bears also affected. Story by Dan Joling.
CHURCHILL, MB -- November 15th, 2006. Researchers for the first time have shown a connection between global warming and decreased polar bear survival, says a University of Wyoming scientist.
CHURCHILL, MB -- November 7th, 2006. But for all the distinguished scientific work under way here, it's an observation delivered from behind the wheel of a GMC Suburban that captures the essence of global warming. Story by Joe Friesen.
CHURCHILL, MB -- November 1st, 2006. My husband and I share a travel philosophy that goes something like this: What's a trip without a little trepidation? Story by Karen Booth.
Frontiers North's Tundra Buggy® Adventure has been selected as one of three finalists for a Tourism Industry Association of Canada - National Awards for Tourism Excellence.
WINNIPEG, MB -- July 13th, 2006. It all started as a hobby to safely travel through the bears' territory and an excuse to hang out with some friends. Read how Len Smith's Tundra Buggy invention would forever change the town of Churchill.
WINNIPEG, MB -- April 12th, 2006. For the second consecutive year, Frontiers North Adventures has been honoured at the Travel Manitoba Tourism Awards banquet.
SAN DIEGO, CA -- Scientists in California are testing the hearing of polar bears to try to find out whether the noises associated with melting Arctic ice could affect their ability to survive. Story by Peter Bowes