Feb 24

"I'm a polar bear" logo

Date for your diary

February 27th is International Polar Bear Day, a whole day dedicated to raising awareness of this super cool species. The polar bear is dependent on sea ice for its survival, but climate change is causing drastic reductions in the extent of ice cover across the Arctic region, meaning that accessing prey will become more problematic for the polar bear as time goes on.

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The Arctic habitat of the polar bear is under threat

 

Get involved

ARKive polar bear masks

ARKive polar bear masks

Over the next week, help ARKive to raise awareness about one of the world’s most iconic species by saying “I’m a polar bear”!

Join the ARKive team and celebrate in style by making some awesome polar bear masks, take a photo of yourself and then simply post it on the ARKive Facebook wall to show your support.

Then continue to spread the love by changing your Facebook or Twitter profile pictures and sharing your pictures with all your friends!

What else can I do?

Take part in ARKive’s Creative Climate Change Challenge! Using your wild imagination and creative skills, come up with an innovative way to inspire your friends and family to do their bit and act on climate change. Why not make the polar bear your climate change mascot, or browse ARKive’s climate change pages to discover more species affected by climate change such as the leatherback turtle or common clownfish and use them for creative inspiration.

ARKive's Creative Climate Change Challenge logo

Join Polar Bear International’s Bundle Up! campaign, which encourages everyone to turn down their thermostat by 2 degrees. The reduction of carbon footprints could help to save the habitat of the polar bear in the long term. So why not turn the heating down and grab your nearest and dearest for a big bear hug?

*Like* our polar bear page and prepare to be astounded by the amazing collection of photos, videos and facts ARKive has to offer.

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'I'm a polar bear'

 

Hannah Mulvany, ARKive Species Text Author Intern.

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