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save the polar bear

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Canada is home to approximately 16 000 of the estimated 20 000–25 000 polar bears in the global polar regions. It is no wonder that the polar bear, an icon of Canada’s wildlife heritage, is of great cultural significance to the Canadian people. For the Inuit and many northern communities, polar bears are especially significant culturally, spiritually and economically. Canada has a unique conservation responsibility to protect these iconic creatures. But Canada is not fulfilling this responsibility.This is one reason why Canada must increase investment in monitoring efforts and must ban completely hunting the polar bear and must meet its obligations as party to the Agreement on Conservation of Polar Bears (1973) that was signed by Canada, Norway, Russia, Greenland and the United States.

A group of John Abbott College students would like to draw attention to the endangered polar bear. The plight of the polar bear is under extreme pressure due to climate change and indiscriminate hunting. Canada still permits hunting of the polar bears despite signing the international treaty for the ban of polar bear hunting back in 1973. It is important to send a message to policy makers and Canadian politicians that Canadians and the rest of the world do not support hunting endangered species, and that Canada should recognize that polar bears are in great danger. Please support a petition to stop hunting polar bears and support tourism which seems more viable alternate to hunting; equally it would be important to find other alternate income for indigenous people. 

Addetionally,reducing carbon emissions would not only benefit Arctic wildlife and the indigenous people but all humanity and our future generations.




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