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There are no ordinary days when you're a polar bear researcher. For over 35 years, Andy Derocher has studied polar bears as they raise cubs, hunt and find mates. With WWF’s support, his team monitors the polar bears of Western Hudson Bay, Canada. He shares with us a typical day on the ice.

The importance of research

The research we carry out helps us to better understand polar bear behaviour, movement and their ecology. We now know enough to see the threats they face from climate change and pollution - it’s a story of habitat loss that’s growing increasingly familiar across the world. Research and tracking this incredible species helps us protect them and understand more about climate change.