Wednesday, January 31, 2007
The Bush Administration has proposed to list the polar bear as "threatened" with extinction under the Endangered Species Act due to Arctic ice melt from global warming.
Though a huge milestone, the battle isn't over yet.
You can help protect the polar bears from extinction by registering your official public comment to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service>>
Polar bears live only in the Arctic and are totally dependent on the sea ice for all of their essential needs. The rapid warming of the Arctic and melting of the sea ice poses an overwhelming threat to polar bears, which could become the first mammal to lose 100 percent of their habitat to global warming.
The proposed rule to list the polar bear as threatened does not include a proposal for designating critical habitat protection. Global warming is the single biggest threat to polar bears' survival. Tell the Bush Administration that we must protect the polar bears and their critical habitat.
Time is running out. Without protection, the "foreseeable future" for the polar bear is less than 45 years.
Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to designate critical habitat the ensure the survival of polar bears