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 Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in The Votes Are In… You voted, and we listened – now the winners of Defenders’ 2014 Photo Contest are here!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? California prepares to welcome wolves home, but delays on providing state protections Now, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to remove Endangered Species Act protection for wolves throughout most of the rest of the country, gray wolves are once again at risk. Delisting would short-circuit wolf recovery in the Pacific West and would effectively mean giving up on one of our country’s most important and iconic species. Fortunately, California has an opportunity to play a meaningful role in helping the gray wolf continue to recover in the coming months and years.