This year marks the 50th anniversary of the designation of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a world-renowned area with some of America's most spectacular wildlife.
Grizzlies, caribou, wolves and muskoxen are just a few of the more than 200 wildlife species that rely on the Refuge for their habitat. The Coastal Plain of the Refuge is also the most significant on-shore polar bear denning habitat in the U.S., all the more important as global warming melts the sea ice that polar bears depend on.
To ensure that the Refuge remains forever wild, we need your help. Please ask your member of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 39, legislation currently pending that will guarantee the future protection of the Refuge - for the wildlife and for future generations of Americans.
The Arctic Refuge is a place like no other. It supports more than 200 wildlife species, including large populations of caribou, bears, musk ox, and millions of migratory birds. The Coastal Plain of the Refuge is also the most significant on-shore polar bear denning habitat in the U.S. This denning habitat is ever more important as global warming melts the sea ice that polar bears depend on.
Please support H.R. 39, the Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act, and help to continue our nation's great legacy of protecting special places for future generations of Americans.
If you've already co-sponsored the bill, then thank you!