15 diciembre 2007

Tell the Bush Administration to Protect Polar Bears and Their Critical Habitat

Polar bears are completely dependent on Arctic sea ice to survive, and a new study by the U. S. Geological Survey shows that optimal polar bear habitat is in decline and much of it will be gone by mid-century. Polar bears are already suffering the effects: birth rates are falling, fewer cubs are surviving, and more bears are drowning. The Bush Administration's proposal to list the polar bear as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act is a crucial first step toward ensuring a future for these magnificent Arctic creatures. Yet the administration's proposal does not designate "critical habitat" for protection, even though melting habitat from global warming is the main threat to the polar bear's survival.

Send a message urging the Bush Administration to finalize the listing of the polar bear and designate its critical habitat.

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