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The polar bear research spring expedition is over 2

The polar bear research spring expedition is over

Expedition to protect female bears with cubs to set off in late March 3

Expedition to protect female bears with cubs to set off in late March

King of the Arctic celebrates International Polar Bear Day 16

King of the Arctic celebrates International Polar Bear Day

Kolymana becomes a mother 2

Kolymana becomes a mother

Polar bear birthday 3

Polar bear birthday

Polar bears chased away from Arctic weather outpost. Photos by Viktor Nikiforov and Vadim Plotnikov 5

Polar bears chased away from Arctic weather outpost. Photos by Viktor Nikiforov and Vadim Plotnikov

Polar bears spotted on Vaigach Island 3

Polar bears spotted on Vaigach Island

Kolyma Polar bear patrolcompleted 3

Kolyma Polar bear patrolcompleted

Nenets Autonomous Area residents prepare for polar bear migration season 4

Nenets Autonomous Area residents prepare for polar bear migration season

Polar bear skin sellers found guilty 2

Polar bear skin sellers found guilty

Irina Menyushina: Polar bear species faces extinction 2

Irina Menyushina: Polar bear species faces extinction

Polar Bear birthday marked on 29 December 3

Polar Bear birthday marked on 29 December

Polar bears and walruses on Cape Kozhevnikov 5

Polar bears and walruses on Cape Kozhevnikov

A bear’s life. Different characters 12

A bear’s life. Different characters

Polar bears come close to people in search of food 3

Polar bears come close to people in search of food

Polar bears on the East Siberian Sea shore 3

Polar bears on the East Siberian Sea shore

Walruses visit bears 3

Walruses visit bears

Bear Patrol evaluates the level of the animal’s protection in the Nenets Autonomous Area 5

Bear Patrol evaluates the level of the animal’s protection in the Nenets Autonomous Area

Polar Bear Patrol in the village of Ryrkaypiy, cleaning up a walrus rookery 6

Polar Bear Patrol in the village of Ryrkaypiy, cleaning up a walrus rookery

Polar bears and walruses: The evolutionary paths of two Arctic giants 8

Polar bears and walruses: The evolutionary paths of two Arctic giants

New mobile home for Polar Bear Patrol 5

New mobile home for Polar Bear Patrol

Polar Bear Patrol raid completed 3

Polar Bear Patrol raid completed

Annual Spring Trail expedition set to begin 2

Annual Spring Trail expedition set to begin

The life of the polar bear in photos 4

The life of the polar bear in photos

Chukotka resident’s surprise encounter with polar bear 3

Chukotka resident’s surprise encounter with polar bear

Polar bear cub saved five years ago happy with people 4

Polar bear cub saved five years ago happy with people

How to preserve the polar bear: Experts share their experience 2

How to preserve the polar bear: Experts share their experience

Polar bear 46

Polar bear

Polar Bear Patrol finishes its work in the Kolyma Gulf 3

Polar Bear Patrol finishes its work in the Kolyma Gulf

Polar bears included in Migratory Species Convention 4

Polar bears included in Migratory Species Convention

Capturing animals: Practical and ethical aspects of research 3

Capturing animals: Practical and ethical aspects of research

Helicopter pilots save polar bear cub 3

Helicopter pilots save polar bear cub

Polar bear watching season begins in Yakutia 2

Polar bear watching season begins in Yakutia

How to protect people and polar bears? 4

How to protect people and polar bears?

Police investigate polar bear poaching incident on Vaigach Island 3

Police investigate polar bear poaching incident on Vaigach Island

Polar bear encounters up in July 3

Polar bear encounters up in July

Aerial surveys conducted near Vaygach Island in Kara and Barents seas 3

Aerial surveys conducted near Vaygach Island in Kara and Barents seas

Polar bears on Vaygach Island threatened by poachers 2

Polar bears on Vaygach Island threatened by poachers

End of Spring Trail-2014 3

End of Spring Trail-2014

Initial results of the Spring Trail 2014 campaign 6

Initial results of the Spring Trail 2014 campaign

The bear cub Ayon was saved by the Polar Bear Patrol in 2011 2

The bear cub Ayon was saved by the Polar Bear Patrol in 2011

WWF Polar Bear Patrol at work on Russia’s east coast 3

WWF Polar Bear Patrol at work on Russia’s east coast

Russian researchers track polar bear by satellite 6

Russian researchers track polar bear by satellite

Lecture by Nikita Ovsyannikov 3

Lecture by Nikita Ovsyannikov

Alternations in Arctic ecosystems force polar bears to change feeding habits 12

Alternations in Arctic ecosystems force polar bears to change feeding habits

Moscow hosts the international exhibition, World Ocean 2011 12

Moscow hosts the international exhibition, World Ocean 2011

Polar bears in the modern world: Survival prospects 13

Polar bears in the modern world: Survival prospects

The Russian Academy of Sciences’ Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution is conducting another expedition, part of the “Polar Bear” programme aboard the research vessel Ivan Petrov 10

The Russian Academy of Sciences’ Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution is conducting another expedition, part of the “Polar Bear” programme aboard the research vessel Ivan Petrov

Vladimir Putin's visit to Alexandra Land Island on The Franz Josef Land Archipelago 20

Vladimir Putin's visit to Alexandra Land Island on The Franz Josef Land Archipelago

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME 11

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

POLAR BEAR RESEARCH: A HISTORY 19

POLAR BEAR RESEARCH: A HISTORY

POLAR BEAR: LIFE, BEHAVIOUR AND MORE 14

POLAR BEAR: LIFE, BEHAVIOUR AND MORE