Give a Polar Bear Adoption for Christmas!
Climate change, caused by humans, is causing the Arctic sea ice to melt and what remains is thinner and less stable than before. Polar bears rely on ice to hunt and rest. As the ice disappears, they face a serious threat to their survival as a species. By adopting a polar bear, you can help protect this vulnerable animal.
Threat of Extinction for Polar Bears due to Climate Change
Furthermore, the retreat of the ice is opening up the ocean to new shipping lanes and oil exploration. A quarter of the remaining oil and gas reserves on the planet are believed to lie under the Arctic seabed, and an international land grab is currently underway as countries such as Russia fight for the right to drill in the area. Both increased shipping and drilling pose further environmental threats to polar bears, which could be driven to extinction.
A Priceless Gift
Adopting a polar bear would make a priceless gift this Christmas, both for the survival of the polar bear and for the lucky person who will receive the gift. They will receive a certificate, photos, updates throughout the year and (of course) a fluffy polar bear cub cuddly toy!
Photo Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service