Polar bears are the biggest land-based carnivores in the world.

Polar bears are perfectly suited to their environment – from their furry, anti-slip feet to the tips of their small, heat-conserving ears. These impressive animals roam across vast areas – sometimes up to 600,000 sq km – to find food and mates. To coincide with International Polar Bear Day, we’d like to invite you to get to know more about this magnificent animal. There are three easy ways for you to show your support this International Polar bear Day, including downloading our free fact sheets, craft activities and polar bear poster!

1. Learn & Explore

Download our Polar Bear Explore Poster & Fact Sheet

Explore is our dedicated species poster series for young people. This edition looks at polar bears and includes some fascinating facts about this species, where they live, the threats they face and what you can do to help safeguard their future. You can also download our polar bear fact sheet to learn more about these magnificent creatures.

2. Get creative

Make a recycled polar bear lantern!

This International Polar Bear Day, why not show how much you care for polar bears by making a recycled polar bear lantern using a variety of recycled materials?

3. Take action

Become a WWF #GreenAmbassador

Green Ambassadors is our flagship young persons programme that enables children (ages 5 – 16) to learn more about the natural world, explore and share their love for it, and feel inspired to safeguard it. We do this by providing a range of FREE interactive and educational resources to both schools and youth groups.

Take part and earn your ‘Polar Bear’ Explore badge!


The magnificent Polar bears depend on Arctic ice to hunt and raise their young. But the ice is shrinking. By helping to protect polar bears you’re helping to make sure the Arctic food chain stays healthy – for the benefit of wildlife and people in and beyond the Arctic.