The magnificient Polar Bear is the largest terrestrial carnivore found on earth. It is a ferocious predator with the amazing ability to survive in some of the harshest artic climate imaginable. It's Latin name "Ursus Maritimus" means 'sea bear' which is aptly applied since the Polar bear spends so much of it's life around and in water, mostly on the sea ice. Polar bears are excellent swimmers, but their preferred habitat is on the sea ice. That is where they mate, hunt and rear their young.

Because Polar Bears are so dependent on sea ice this also makes them very vulnerable to climate changes which affects the ice. Sea ice is the very foundation and indicator of how the artic ecosystem is doing. And as the Artic warms through global warming the sea ice then declines.

This has a very detrimental effect on the Survival of the Polar Bear because it has to swim much longer distances between ice floes. When the edge of the ice retreats more and more the Polar Bear must follow it to find it's food source of seals and other prey. If they become stranded on land they must live off of their stored body fat during the summer. With the decreasing ice habitat, the bears are also left with less time to find food and face a grave threat to their survival.

At the current rate of global warming, scientists predict that there will be no ice in Hudson Bay by 2080. We as responsible humans must do all we can to eliminate the causes of global warming by making changes in our daily, corporate and worldwide decisions.
If we do not, the beautiful and majestic Polar Bear will then be found only in books and zoos. As with so many wonderful animals on earth, their very existence is in our hands.

Photograph by Norbert Rosing -National Geographic

The Polar Bear Petitions :

1-Tell President Obama to save the Polar Bears by reining in Global Warming. This will help prevent the melting of the sea ice and keep the Polar Bears from starving and drowning because of it.

Save the Polar Bear - Center for Biological Diversity

2- Ask President Obama to upgrade the status of the Polar Bear from threatened to the endangered list within the Endangered Species Act due to the projected melting of the sea ice.

Put Polar Bears on the Endangered Species

A prewritten letter to ask Senators to continue to protect our polar bears and other wildlife in the ESA but striking down any antiwolf riders in the Senate. Passing these would open up attacks on all wildlife currently protected under the ESA.
Congress v. The Environment : The Polar Bear

The polar bear is threatened with extinction. These images of polar bears at large could soon become history.

Responses to "The Polar Bear Petitions : Save The King of The Arctic"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Stunning video to a beautiful song...this amazing creatures , deserves to be helped in all ways possible! and of course I do support your case!
    TY !

  2. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful creatures! It is a shame man is causing extinction due to selfish greed by continuing to add to global warming!!

  3. says:

    i am heartsick over this situation...yes they are the king of the sad they are going away from our world

  4. Anonymous says:

    We have to save the Polar Bear ... all Bears ... all Animals of course !!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Why do we find ourselves in situation we only have ourselves to blame. If the shoe was on the other foot I do not think we are worth saving from extinction we have a lot to answer for.

  6. John Beck says:

    If this President doesn't do anything, we know where he Stands on Wild life.

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