POLL: Should Arctic cruises be banned to protect wildlife?

There are only about 25,000 polar bears remaining on this planet, and we lost another one late last month. This time it wasn’t because of the lack of ice due to global warming, but it was due to yet another threat created by humans: Arctic tourism. Tragically, the polar bear lost his life for doing […]

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Black-throated Divers back in the Dale

It’s all getting a bit too busy for blogging! The end of April is always my favourite time and at the moment it is the movement of Teal and other dabbling ducks that is occupying me with the never-ending searching for something rare in their midst. Yesterday I was at Nordre Øyeren. At this time […]

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Bowhead whales: jazz artists of the deep whose calls rival birdsong

How do bowhead whales in the unbroken darkness of the Arctic’s polar winter keep busy during breeding season? They sing, of course. From late autumn to early spring, off the east coast of Greenland, some 200 bowheads, hunted to the edge of extinction, serenade each other with compositions from a vast repertoire of song, according […]

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Images From a Warming Planet by Ashley Cooper

I have spent the last thirteen years traveling to every continent on the planet to document the impacts of climate change and in that time have probably witnessed more of its impacts than anyone else. What I have seen is truly shocking. I passionately believe that climate change is the biggest threat that humanity has […]

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Expedition Cruise on Board M/S Origo, June 1-10, 2014

Polar Bear Expedition Workshop – last 2 cabins still available. We are now close to full ship.Anyone out there interested in joining, there are now just 2 cabins available. The majority of the group is flying to Longyearbyen on May 31st, there are still a few seats available on that flight as well. The land […]

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NON-PROFIT expedition workshop to see polar bears in Svalbard, 2014

Join us on a once-in-a-lifetime voyage in the High Arctic to experience polar bears in their environment, while learning about their biology, their current and future status, the threats against them, and what you can do to help protect them. While we will provide and ensure the full experience that a regular small-ship expedition cruise […]

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