Today is the 27th February which means just one thing: it's International Polar Bear Day!
The day hopes to raise awereness of the plight of polar bears and how we can all help them. The polar bear is at the head of food chain in the Arctic and a good indicator of how species are faring. The difficulty is that in a number of locations where polar bears live, the sea ice is disappearing as a result of global warming. The picture is patchy: in some areas, the polar bear populations is stable; in one it is actually in increasing. In others, it is declining. However, there is no room for complacency. Nine areas where polar bears live are described by Polar Bears International as being data deficient.
Polar bears face many threats, most particularly the loss of sea ice due to climate change.
You have different options, from adopting a Cub of the Year, a Mom and Cub, or Twin Cubs Adoption. And as Polar Bears International are based in North America, the good news is that there's also an Eco-adoption for $25.00. For the eco-adoption, you receive an instant adoption certificate in your inbox. You can print it yourself or email it to the recipient.
Polar Bears International is the world's leading polar bear organisation. They consist of a small group of passionate conservationists, scientists and volunteers. Their mission is "to conserve polar bears and the sea ice they depend on." They work to inspire people to care about the Arctic and the threats to its future. Find out more about Polar Bears International here
If you can spare a moment, please take a quick look at ways you can help polar bears and the Arctic - all you need to do is to click here to see how you can help and Polar Bears International - why not join their Save our Sea Ice campaign?
Please take a look at Polar Bears International's petition to the US President, click on the link below to find out more and to sign it. If you are not from the USA, please just help by spreading the word about it!