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World’s First Bear Brain Surgery

Post by Erica Wills *Photo: Champa, an Asiatic Black Bear, just two hours after her surgery. Photograph courtesy of Matt Hunt, chief executive of Free the Bears. I’m taking a little break from my beloved polar bears this week, because this story is just too incredible to not share with you all. National Geographic recently

An Interview with Krista Wright, Part One

/ Post by Erica Wills of Polar Bears International Katie and I first met Krista Wright during our first trip to Churchill for PBI’s second Teen Leadership Camp in 2008. Krista ended up being one of my two group leaders, and so I had the chance to get to know this wonderful woman even better.

Alaska Judge Rules Against Polar Bears

/ Post by Erica Wills of Polar Bears International Just a couple weeks ago, Alaskan judge Ralph Beistline threw out a plan that would have designated upwards of 187,000 square miles as protected habitat space for polar bears. He cited “a disconnect between the twin goals of protecting a cherished resource and allowing for growth

Make A “My Planet, My Part” Resolution!

/ Post by Erica Wills of Polar Bears International Hello, 2013! I am confident that this is going to be a great year for the polar bear, all because of YOU! Even though the vast majority of New Year’s resolutions don’t seem to stick, I have a suggestion that will be fun, meaningful, and be

It’s All In The Eyes

/ Post by Erica Wills of Polar Bears International This is my favorite photo from my trip to Churchill with explore.org. It was shot from our first night on the Lodge. I will never tire of those miraculous moments where I find myself tied to a wild polar bear’s spirit, sharing a moment that few

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