Polar bears aren't the only charasmatic wildlife in the arctic. See who else calls it home:
However, oil and gas companies consistently pressure politicians to open the coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge to drilling--which would put the wildlife who live in this largest refuge in the United States at risk. The Obama administration has the opportunity to recommend wilderness protection for the coastal plain as part of the latest Comprehensive Conservation Plan for the Refuge, which is expected to be finalized soon. Only Congress can designate an area as wilderness, however, so it is up to our elected officials in the House and Senate to pass a bill to permanently protect this sensitive landscape for future generations.