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Media Advisory, November 8, 2010

Contact: Rose Braz, (510) 435-6809 or

Center for Biological Diversity Joins Polar Bears International and Leading Polar Bear Experts in Live Webcasts From Hudson Bay Tundra

What: Center for Biological Diversity polar bear lawyers Kassie Siegel and Brendan Cummings will join leading polar bear and climate scientists in free, live webcasts from Hudson Bay the week of Nov. 8.

Organized by Polar Bears International, Tundra Connections will broadcast more than 30 segments this fall onboard the special research and educational vehicle Buggy One. Using high-speed internet and cameras, Buggy One streams live webcasts and videoconferencing direct from the tundra. Participants can log on and ask questions in real time, teachers are offered curricula, and of course there are opportunities to see the polar bears in the wild.

This is a crucial time of year for the bears that have been fasting and need to return to the sea ice to hunt seals, their primary food source. As global warming continues to shorten the sea-ice season, western Hudson Bay, the place where global warming’s impacts on the species have been felt earliest and hardest, has become Ground Zero in the struggle to save the polar bear. Join the webcasts for a real-time update on the condition of the bears this year, and click here for more information on the Center’s efforts to protect them.

When:  Nov. 9, 10 and 11 at noon, Central Standard Time.

Where:  To watch the webcast, visit High-resolution photos and video are available on request.

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 315,000 members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

Polar Bears International is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of polar bears and their arctic habitat through research, education and stewardship.

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