There are currently an estimated 22,000-30,000 polar bears on the planet, living in 19 distinct sub-populations found through the circumpolar North. The Arctic regions of five nations comprise the polar bears’ home: they are found in the U.S., Canada, Norway, Greenland (Denmark) and Russia. Annie Van Dinther, who has guided dozens of polar bear expeditions in Churchill, Manitoba and Alaska, introduces these populations, weaving together science and culture in a fascinating presentation on largest and most charismatic carnivores in the North. She takes us through biology basics—such as where bears live, what they need to survive, what their relatives numbers are from one part of the Arctic to another—and she also presents a human perspective on polar bears, investigating how the bears are understood in cross-cultural myth, legend and language. Join Annie for a veritable “buffer of bear information”!
Originally presented December 3, 2020
Get Weekly Updates
Our weekly eNewsletter highlights new adventures, exclusive offers, webinars, nature news, travel ideas, photography tips and more.
We're Proud of the Reputation We’ve Earned
Voted "World's Best Travel Company" by Outside Magazine