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Support efforts to reclassify the polar bear under Appendix I of the CITES.
  • Petitioned David Cameron

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Prime Minister
David Cameron

Support efforts to reclassify the polar bear under Appendix I of the CITES.

    1. Petition by

      The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals

If polar bears are reclassified under Appendix I of the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species), it would mean an end to the commercial international trade of polar bears. Note: According to the National Resources Defence Council, a listing of the polar bear on CITES Appendix I will not affect the ability of native peoples to use polar bears for subsistence purposes. The listing will however, stop the international commercial trade in polar bear pelts and parts, which is greatly threatening their chances of survival.

Canada is the only country in the world where polar bears are hunted for sport and commercial trade purposes. Each year, between 500-600 Canadian polar bears are killed for their fur (and parts) to be sold on the international market. Increasing polar bear trade, coupled with global warming, poses a very real threat to Canada's polar bears.

We are asking Mr. Cameron to support the U.S. and Russia's push for this reclassification and to encourage the rest of the European Union to do the same.

For more information, visit: http://www.nrdc.org/wildlife/cites/polar-bear/

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    • Luis Eduardo Barboza SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
      • 6 months ago

      apoyar los osos polares.

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    • Christine Ohara FALKIRK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      IT WOULD MEAN AN END TO THE INTERNATIOAL TRADE IN POLAR BEAR

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    • eleni skarlatos AUSTRALIA, AL
      • 6 months ago

      We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.

      -William Ralph Inge

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    • Debbie Williams WELCH, WV
      • 6 months ago

      Yes - reclassify polar bears!

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    • Carol Dibbens GRAVESEND, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      We need to reclassify polar bears They are so threatened now and must be saved

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