The magnificent Polar bears depend on Arctic ice to hunt and raise their young. But the ice is shrinking.
By helping to protect polar bears you’re helping to make sure the Arctic food chain stays healthy – for the benefit of wildlife and people in and beyond the Arctic. By 2050, polar bear numbers may decline by 30% due to the rapid loss of sea ice.
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Your adoption really helps
Animal adoptions like yours give a huge boost to our work. They help fund projects to work with local communities to monitor polar bear movement and protect their habitat.
Protect these incredible animals and receive:
An optional soft toy to love forever.
Both Wild World and My Polar Bears magazines will keep you up-to-date three times a year.
Packed with facts, bookmarks and stickers.
A wonderful gift
Give a gift that will help protect the future of polar bears and their habitats
Toxic chemicals and pollution in the marine environment, increase in toxic levels as they move up the food chain leading to health problems in polar bears
Oil and gas exploration
Oil and gas exploration, shipping and increased development may all affect the delicate balance of the Arctic ecosystem.
In some areas polar bears are spending more time on land and conflict can occur
Reducing sea ice caused by climate change impacts their food supply
We need to minimise the warming that’s melting the polar bear’s habitat: sea ice. To do this we’re working to help cut global greenhouse gas emissions and encourage the switch to renewable energy.
We work with communities across the Arctic to try and avoid them coming into conflict with polar bears. In northern Canada we’ve provided steel food storage containers so people can store their food outside without it attracting unwanted attention. Keeping some distance between polar bears and people is safer for all.
We fund research that aims to further our knowledge and understanding of polar bear populations, and how they could respond to changes in their environment.
Your adoption and support will help us:
- conserve the Arctic region’s rich biodiversity
- maintain a healthy Arctic environment with undisturbed ecosystems and healthy wildlife populations
- raise awareness of the threats of climate change that we all face
- fund our other essential work around the world