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siri2k Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:58 AM
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203. NRDC - Polar Bear SOS campaign
Natural Resources Defense Council

Tell the Bush Administration to protect polar bears and their critical habitat
Polar bears are completely dependent on Arctic sea ice to survive, but 80 percent of that ice could be gone in 20 years and all of it by 2040. 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.

http://www.nrdc.org /

http://www.nrdconline.org/campaign/polarbearsos_0407
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