Protect Polar Bear Cubs in Their Arctic Refuge
  • Petitioned Secretary Salazar

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Secretary Salazar

Protect Polar Bear Cubs in Their Arctic Refuge

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The Obama administration plans to allow Shell to drill just off the vital coast of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge where polar bear mothers make homes and feed their cubs.

The risks that polar bear families face from drilling are incredibly high, especially for a species already struggling to survive climate change. In addition to the risk of a catastrophic spill, the disturbance of drilling alone could cause polar bear mothers to abandon their cubs, leaving them to starve and die.

But we have a phenomenal chance to stave off disaster if we can get the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge designated as protected wilderness.

Please help us send 35,000 comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by the November 15 deadline to save the lives of polar bear cubs and protect their homes in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for generations to come.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Help us reach our goal of 35,000! Protect Polar Bears Now!

      Read our latest blog post about why you should protect the fragile Arctic from drilling.


    Reasons for signing

    • Melissa Berens GRAWN, MI
      • almost 3 years ago

      What is wrong with us? We were created to care for our planet and those on it, not destroy it in our own selfishness.

    • JoAnn Patanjo MASTIC BEACH, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      We as Americans have squeezed out enough animals from their territory.

    • Anne Taylor GAWLER, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      We are all One.

      When one is harmed, all are harmed.

      When one is helped, all are helped.

    • Adrian Freeman TORONTO, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Stop pushing our wildlife toward extinction!

    • Stacey Peters TORONTO, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I've recently started a petition involving a grand scale action to raise awareness about the plight of polar bears. It is a grand scale effort, but on a scale this big, it will draw attention to the polar bears and their environment. It is my hope that this will impact not only Canadians but those in other countries around the world.

      Thank you!



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