Table of Contents
- 1 What is being done to help the polar bears?
- 2 What laws protect polar bears?
- 3 What is the recovery plan for polar bears?
- 4 How can we stop polar bear extinction?
- 5 What organizations are helping polar bears?
- 6 What can we do to help polar bears?
- 7 Is there a way to adopt a polar bear?
- 8 How to raise money for the polar bears?
What is being done to help the polar bears?
WWF recognizes the urgency of protecting habitat for polar bears as they rapidly lose their sea ice habitat from climate change. We are supporting research to identify high value habitat areas – areas where the bears feed, den and give birth – and work with partners to conserve these places.
What laws protect polar bears?
Polar bears are protected under both the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The MMPA prohibits the TAKE of all marine mammal species in U.S. waters.
What are Polar Bear actions done to survive?
Inhabiting the ice and sea of the Arctic, polar bears are well-equipped for survival in a harsh environment. Two coats of fur and a thick layer of blubber help insulate the polar bear’s body from the cold, keeping its temperature at an even 37° C (98.6° F).
What is the recovery plan for polar bears?
Conservation and recovery actions are specified in the Polar Bear Plan. The single most important action for the recovery of polar bears is global reduction of atmospheric greenhouse gases, which, if achieved, should result in reduced global climate change, including Arctic warming and sea ice loss.
How can we stop polar bear extinction?
From fundraising for environmental charities to reducing your carbon footprint, learn how to save polar bears from extinction with three ideas.
- Volunteer your time.
- Help fight climate change.
- Raise money for an environmental charity.
- Repairing a sanctuary for polar bears.
- Fundraising for an arctic expedition.
Why is feeding polar bears illegal?
As temperatures rise, and sea ice melts, polar bears lose access to the main staple of their diet—seals. Starving, and running out of energy, they are forced to wander into human settlements for any source of food. Feeding polar bears is illegal. Polar bears rely almost exclusively on a calorie-loaded diet of seals.
What organizations are helping polar bears?
A Word of Caution
- National Resource Defense Counsel: Polar Bears.
- Seaworld: Polar Bears.
- World Wildlife Fund: Polar Bear.
- Polar Bears International: Action Programs.
- Polar Bear Specialist Group: Mission Statement.
What can we do to help polar bears?
Sea ice is part of a vital arctic food web, sustaining plants and animals from single-celled creatures all the way up to seals. Without this food web, polar bears cannot survive. What we can do, right now, is to take actions that will help polar bear populations.
Is it too late to help polar bears?
Research shows that it’s not too late to take action to save sea ice and polar bears by greatly reducing carbon emissions. Polar Bears International scientists have put together a list of which individual actions have the most impact. Look through these tips, find out what you’re already doing—and then commit to doing more.
Is there a way to adopt a polar bear?
Sponsor or “adopt” a polar bear. There are multiple organizations that offer symbolic adoption programs, but Polar Bears International is a great place to start. You can choose from several types of adoption “programs” offered at a variety of different price points.
How to raise money for the polar bears?
Use these top fundraising tips to make sure your fundraiser is a success: Connect with your donors and tell your story. Explain what makes this cause so important to you. Host a fundraising event to build community support and increase donations. Ideas include throwing a charity sporting event, hosting a car wash, or starting a bake sale.