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 Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Wolf Weekly Wrap- Up California wavering on protection for gray wolves under state law; Defenders of Wildlife featured on the HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell show tonight; A close up look at the science: wolf breeding pairs in Idaho; bad bills for Mexican gray wolves in Arizona. The Votes Are In… You voted, and we listened – now the winners of Defenders’ 2014 Photo Contest are here! See if your favorite won, and take a look at some of the amazing runner-ups. We’ve Got to Protect What’s Left of the Sagebrush Sea New research shows that after a fire, the Sagebrush Sea (home to the imperiled greater sage-grouse) could take up to 20 years to fully recover. With other factors already threatening so much of this habitat, what does that mean for the species that call it home?