SAVING THE POLAR BEAR
The great white polar bear is the youngest and largest of the world’s bear species — a mighty hunter and fierce defender of its young. But climate change is drowning and starving polar bears. If greenhouse gas-fueled climate change keeps melting their sea-ice habitat, an Arctic apocalypse will wipe them out in a century — and they’ll disappear from the United States by 2050.
The Center for Biological Diversity achieved Endangered Species Act protection for polar bears in 2008. But the Bush administration passed a rule robbing them of protections from their worst threats: global warming and oil and gas development. The Center is leading the charge to ensure polar bears get the true protections they need to survive.
Since 2005, the Center:
Center supporters are an essential part of our polar bear campaign. In 2009, we submitted 94,000 petitions signed by supporters telling the Obama administration to fully protect the bear. We’re still in court to defend the bear’s place on the endangered species list and revoke the Bush rule that compromises the protections it needs to escape extinction.
The Center knows we can save the polar bear because:
But we need your help. Get the latest polar bear news and learn how you can support the species by signing up on this page now.
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