05 May '11, 4pm

STOP the International Polar Bear trade. Please sign:

As a Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund supporter and someone who cares about polar bears and other wildlife, I am writing today to encourage the Canadian government to support a proposal to provide more protections for polar bears through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Polar bears are facing so many threats — including global warming, oil and gas exploration, pollution and poaching — that these amazing animals could disappear from the neighboring U.S. by mid-century. Rising temperatures are already melting the sea ice habitat that polar bears depend on for survival. This season's Arctic sea ice is well below average. In fact, a recent study from the Technical University in Denmark indicates that the Arctic Ocean could be ice-free as early as 2015. Although Canada has made progress in managing its own polar bear populations, increased i...

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