15 October 2010 Your phone call can help protect polar bears Posted by: Elizabeth Kricfalusi | 1 comment | Share: Right now, a polar bear mother is preparing her den in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—one of the most important onshore denning habitats for America’s struggling polar bears… But Big Oil wants to get its hands on this special place. And if it does, disruptive exploration and drilling could drive polar bear mothers to abandon their cubs, leaving them to starve to death. Please call President Obama today to urge him to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! IMPORTANT: Please let us know that you called. We will be closely tracking the number of calls in order to ensure that all our voices are heard on this important issue. Big Oil wants to get its hands on on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. And if it does, disruptive exploration and drilling could drive polar bear mothers to abandon their cubs, leaving them to starve to death. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—and to celebrate, thousands of people from across the country are calling on President Obama to permanently protect this unique national treasure and the wildlife that depend on it to survive. Please make the call for polar bear homes today! One Response to “Your phone call can help protect polar bears” Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Westerners want to save the sage-grouse (and so do I) A majority of voters in western states want to see sage-grouse, the Sagebrush Sea and all its inhabitants protected. Defenders Celebrates Successful Listing of Sharks, Rays and Sawfish! Recently 21 imperiled species of sharks and rays gained international protection when they were added to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). Refuges need relief Congress and the president must do a better job in providing for America’s National Wildlife Refuge System.