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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
Type501(c)(3)
77-0322706[1]
HeadquartersBozeman, Montana
Churchill, Manitoba
Executive Director
Krista Wright
Chief Scientist
Dr. Steven C. Amstrup
Kevin D. Spreekmeester (Chair)
John Kelleher (Vice Chair)
Revenue (2015)
$1,593,019
Expenses (2015)$1,502,040
Staff (2017)
14
Websitepolarbearsinternational.org

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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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