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 Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in It’s Time to Act for Right Whales Years after they agreed to expand critical habitat for endangered North Atlantic right whales, we’re still waiting on NMFS to follow through. So we took to the courts to get this much-needed protection in place. How Should We Honor Earth Day? America has many worldwide firsts in conservation: we were the first nation to establish a national park, the first to create a national wildlife refuge, the first to approve a law protecting endangered species and the first to create a national day dedicated to conservation, Earth Day. But today, we are experiencing another period of crisis in America’s commitment to conservation. When did conservation become a polarizing political issue, when it has been, for the past century, a defining characteristic of American values and the American spirit? Ecological Insults and Injuries Revealed Four Years after Deepwater Horizon Four years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig spilled millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, we’re beginning to see the full scope of how this ecological disaster is impacting our wildlife on land, air and sea.