Polar Bear Expedition to Arctic Norway

WWF scientists went on a research expedition to the islands of Arctic Norway to study polar bears and their habitat from April 11-21, 2014. The islands are losing their summer sea ice, adding uncertainty to the future health of the resident bear population.

The expedition team putsatellite collars on bears to track their movements in relation to the shrinking ice-pack. They also looked for polar bear denning sites on the islands, where females go to give birth.

Follow their journey:

Want to see polar bears in the wild? Travel with WWF to Arctic Svalbard.