Working Assets: Tell the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Protect Polar Bears

April 4th, 2007 4:55 pm by Kelly Garbato

UPDATE, 4/5/07:

Check out Audubon’s alert and sample letter, too!

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Via Working Assets:

Tell the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Protect Polar Bears

Under pressure from a lawsuit filed by NRDC, the Center for Biological Diversity and other groups, the Bush administration announced in December 2006 that it was formally proposing to protect the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act — a crucial first step toward saving the bear from the ravages of global warming. But that doesn’t mean the administration will finalize that life-saving step, much less enforce it.

In fact, the administration’s proposal fails to designate critical habitat areas for the polar bear — even though melting habitat is the whole problem. And its proposal also refuses to identify global warming as the cause of the polar bears’ disappearing habitat, as if the polar bear could be saved without reducing our nation’s global warming pollution. That’s why we need a final decision that designates “critical habitat” for the bear and addresses human-caused global warming as the main threat.

Call to action: Tell the Bush administration to protect the polar bear and its Arctic habitat.

Deadline: April 9th, 2007

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