27 September 2010 Painting for polar bears Posted by: Caitlin Leutwiler | 1 comment | Share: EFA portrays polar bears through a wide variety of art ..and designing jewelry, purses and much more! September is almost over, which means NOW is the time to visit Team EFA (Etsy for Animals), also known as Artists Helping Animals. They’re supporting Defenders of Wildlife this month through their charity of the month program & petition signing. These EFA artists are shining a spotlight on the plight of the polar bear, an animal living at ground zero for global warming and increasingly feeling the threat of oil and gas development in their Alaskan habitat. This month, many of the creators of the handcrafted items featured on the EFA site have chosen to donate a portion of their proceeds to helping Defenders protect these iconic creatures of the Arctic. EFA is an offshoot of the larger indy crafts site, Etsy.com, which started in 2005. Etsy now boasts buyers and sellers in more than 150 countries, creating a virtual global community for handmade goods. Thank you to Etsy for Animals for working with Defenders this month and all the artists working to protect polar bears! One Response to “Painting for polar bears” Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in A Field Day with Gopher Tortoises Our Florida staff members spent a field day at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve to learn more about the reproductive and burrowing habits of gopher tortoises. Wolves are even more socially complex than we thought… In order to survive, wolves form cooperative groups known as packs, and these pack members hunt together, rear pups together, and compete against other wolf packs for food and territory. Loggerhead Sea Turtles Catch a Wave Just in time for the egg-laying season of female loggerhead sea turtles, the federal government has designated critical habitat nesting areas in the Northwest Atlantic.