Act Now, Polar Bears Need Full Protection
  • Petitioned Ken Salazar

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Ken Salazar

Act Now, Polar Bears Need Full Protection

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Threatened or endangered. The two words might not seem very different or important to you. But, to the polar bears, the differences will mean either their survival or extinction.

Last month, a federal judge ordered the Department of the Interior to reconsider its 2008 decision not to provide polar bears the most complete protection possible under the Endangered Species Act. Polar bears need the strongest protection possible if they’re going to avoid extinction. Listing them as “endangered” instead of “threatened” carries much more protection.

Polar bears are in real trouble. Even using model projections that have underestimated the rapid rate of sea-ice loss in the Arctic, scientists predict that two-thirds of the world's polar bears will be lost by 2050 and many much sooner. Already bears are drowning, starving and resorting to cannibalism; their populations are declining as the sea ice diminishes each year.

Please, take one minute to ask Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to provide full Endangered Species Act protection for the polar bear before it's too late
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    • Ray Ching LOWER HUTT, NEW ZEALAND
      • almost 3 years ago

      RETRACT FROIM THE WILFD

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    • Shar Wilson SCARBOROUGH, CANADA
      • about 3 years ago

      "In wildness is the preservation of the world." [Henry David Thoreau]

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    • Carmen NB HOLLAND LANDING, CANADA
      • about 3 years ago

      these majestic creatures are being affected by global warming. They are losing their habitat. We have done this to them so we must help them...

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    • Marianne de Zwart UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS
      • about 3 years ago

      It would be a strange thing if there would be no more polar bears on Earth and that is exactly what is going to happen, if the polar bears don't get the fullest protection by law.

      Their environment is so effected by the sea-ice-loss, that more negative effects have to be avoided. For instance oil drilling in the Arctic must be forbidden to keep the environment clean. Also hunting upon polar bears has to be prohibited to spare the polar bears still alive.

      The only way to make that possible is to declare the polar bears as endangered.

      We must prevent the extinction of polar bears.

      Thank you for your coöperation.

      Sincerely,

      Marianne de Zwart.

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    • a k RIO VISTA, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      Once they are gone, they are gone forever. I don't think we can afford to lose the polar bears.

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