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Three cuddly toys (optional) WWF shopper bag

My animals and Wild World magazine 3 times a year

Species booklets, certificate, bookmarks and stickers

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Snow leopards, polar bears and Adélie penguins depend upon their icy habitats to hunt or raise their young, but they now face an uncertain future due to warming temperatures caused by climate change, decline in their prey species and other threats. Please help us protect them and their habitats.

How you're helping the snow pack species

  • Working with local communities and scientists to monitor movement of these species in their habitats and reduce human/animal conflict where it is a concern.
  • Helping to train and equip snow leopard anti-poaching patrols
  • Improving the management of Antarctica and the Arctic's resources and safeguarding their rich biodiversity.
  • Raising awareness of the threats of climate change we all face
  • Your support will also help fund other essential work around the world
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Three cuddly toys (optional) WWF shopper bag

My animals and Wild World magazine 3 times a year

Species booklets, certificate, bookmarks and stickers

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These incredible animals have become specially adapted for their challenging environments, with polar bears and snow leopards having wide fur covered feet that act as snow shoes and Adélie penguins being able to endure temperatures of -40°C!

Habitat: Snow leopards live at altitudes of 3,000-4,500 metres across several central and south Asian countries, including Nepal. Adélie penguins inhabit sea ice along the coast and surrounding islands of Antarctica. Polar bears live on the ice covered waters of the Arctic.

Wild population: Around 4,000 snow leopards are thought to remain in the wild. There are around 2.5 million pairs of Adélie penguins in 160 colonies and 20,000-25,000 polar bears

The threats to snow leopards, Adélie penguins and polar bears

  • Loss of their natural prey due to hunting and climate change
  • Loss of habitat due to warming global temperatures
  • Conflict with people

How your adoption can help:

  • £120 (or £10 a month) could pay for helicopter fuel for two hours when tracking penguins across the rugged Antarctic terrain.
  • £150 (or £12.50 a month) could help train Nepali law enforcement officers, helping them to reduce the illegal cross-border trade in snow leopard skin and bone.
  • £180 (or £15 a month) could buy eighteen oil spill clean-up kits for an Arctic volunteer in the Barents Sea.

The snow leopards of the sacred Himalayas, the penguins of Adélie Land and the Svalbard polar bears

It's likely that there are at least ten snow leopards in our monitoring area in Nepal. Paw prints (known as pugmarks) suggest that at least one of them is a cub. Snow leopards are very elusive and it's rare to see one in the wild, but five individuals have been photographed by camera traps.

A group of female polar bears aged between 5 and 12 years old are monitored. They live in the Svalbard region of the Arctic. WWF is tracking the polar bears as they travel across the sea ice, to find out how they are adapting to climate change.

We also follow five Adélie penguins – a mix of male and female individuals from a colony of 500-600 in an area of the Antarctic known as Adélie land. We are also monitoring the colony to find out how they are adapting to climate change.

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Lesley-Anne, WWF Supporter
I'm proud to have supported WWF for as many years as I can remember. The work they are doing is great. Lesley-Anne
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Duncan, Adopted 10 animals
I am happy to support WWF in anyway I can to help save these species from extinction. Anyone thinking of doing so should. Duncan
Adopted 10 animals