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Polar Bears International

Polar Bears International (PBI) is a non-profit polar bear conservation organization. Their research, education, and action programs address the issues that are endangering polar bears.[2] The organization also tracks the activity of polar bears, primarily in Canada, which has helped lead to the animals being listed as an endangered species.[3] Their Chief Scientist is Steven Amstrup,[4] who was awarded the Indianapolis Prize in 2012.[5] In partnership with Google, polar bear habitats in Churchill were added to Google Maps in February 2014.[6][7] PBI also worked with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to create education programs regarding polar bear conservation.[8]

Polar Bears International
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FormationJanuary 1994; 25 years ago (1994-01)
FoundersCarolyn Buchanan
Robert W. Buchanan
Dan Guravich
HeadquartersBozeman, Montana
Churchill, Manitoba
Executive Director
Krista Wright
Chief Scientist
Dr. Steven C. Amstrup
Kevin D. Spreekmeester (Chair)
John Kelleher (Vice Chair)
Revenue (2015)
Expenses (2015)$1,502,040
Staff (2017)

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  1. ^ "Polar Bears International, Form 990 2015". ProPublica. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  2. ^ Palmer, Jane (5 November 2014). "Can Polar Bears be Saved?". BBC Earth. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  3. ^ Walker, Matt (7 November 2014). "Polar Bears Have Smelly Feet". BBC Earth. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Introducing Dr. Steven Amstrup, Polar Bear Expert and 2014 Expo Guest Speaker". Wildlife Conservation Network. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  5. ^ "The 2012 Indianapolis Prize Winner". Indianapolis Prize. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Street View Treks: Churchill, Canada". Google Maps.
  7. ^ Explore the Polar Bear Capital of the World with Google Maps. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Executive Summary of AZA's Partnership with Polar Bears International". Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Retrieved 11 March 2018.

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