International Polar Bear Day 2018

Feb 27th, 2018 | By | Category: Featured articles

27.2.2018 – Source: Polar Bears International

Every year, this global event draws attention to the challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic—and how we each can help.

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Next, help us make it a global day of action for the bears by taking part in our Thermostat Challenge at home, work, or school.

It’s simple: just lower your thermostat on February 27th to reduce your carbon emissions and help polar bears. And then make every day a polar bear day by buying and installing a programmable thermostat or taking extra steps to reduce your energy consumption throughout the year.

The Polar Bear Connection

Using less energy produced by carbon-based fuels reduces our carbon emissions and can slow and even stop global warming, in turn saving our sea ice. Polar bears require sea ice for efficient hunting. Without sea ice, polar bears will decline in range and numbers, making them vulnerable to extinction in the future.

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Soon it will be too late – we must take action NOW!

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Did You Know?

Heating and cooling account for roughly half the energy consumption in an average home, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

You’ll find lots of useful information on the PBI’s website.

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We are all worried about the polar bears in the wild but there’s a reason to be worried about many polar bears in captivity, too.

Sisu wants to take this opportunity to appeal to the Mexican authorities: PLEASE, LET YUPI MOVE TO A DECENT ZOO ABROAD!!!

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  1. Liebe Mervi,
    die Temperaturen hier passen perfekt zum Internationalen Polarbear Day!
    Wir alle wissen,daß die Klimaveränderung für die Eisbären einen Überlebenskampf bedeutet.
    Leider sehen daß die Politiker nicht so und erst wenn es zu spät ist, wachen diese Leute vielleicht auf.
    Danke Dir für diesen Tribute, wir sind 5 vor 12Uhr und es ist fast schon zu spät.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  2. Dear Mervi,

    Thank you for this article with so lovely pictures!
    Happy Polar Bear Day to every polar bear and to everyone who cares of this beautiful animals!
    Here in Tallinn is a nice polar bear weather today: -15 degrees, feels like -25!

    Greetings,
    Evi

  3. Dear Mervi!
    You are so right: there is no Planet B!
    Your collages are more beautiful and more serious(!) than ever.
    Thank you so much!

    There are many of us who don´t want them to go away!

    All polar bears the best for their day!

    Hugs
    Anke

  4. PLEASE – PLEASE!!!! . . – . . STAY!!!!

    Wonderful pictures and reminders of our huge beautiful white ‘Mit-Lebewesen’!
    I do repeat: PLEASE STAY!

    Dear MERVI – your collages are touching and beautiful as well.
    THANK YOU for the special contribution to a special reminder and remembrance day.

  5. Liebe Mervi,

    danke für deine Erinnerung an den Eisbärtag mit diesen Fotos,
    die uns zeigen, wie bedroht nicht nur diese besondere Tierart
    auf unserem Planten ist.

  6. Dear Mervi!
    It is very cold today, we have a really polar bear day.
    I hope polar bears will survive despite of the climate change.
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  7. Dear Mervi
    Thank you for this beautifully produced serious
    message.
    Polar Bears are for me the icons of the animal world.
    If we cannot save them, we are probably not going to
    save the rest including us.

  8. dear Mervi,
    thank you so much for this article
    we all love Polar bears and we are glad and so happy, when these wonderful bears can live on earth and find enough food
    big paw waves and all the best for the animals
    Filomena

  9. Dear Mervi,

    Well done!

    Important points noted!

    Save the polar bear!!

    xo k-j

  10. Liebe Mervi!

    Danke für Deinen Beitrag zum Polar Bear Day. Ich fühle mich so hilfslos, wenn ich die Meldungen der Politiker aber auch vieler anderer zum Thema Klimawandel höre.
    Ich wünsche mir so sehr, dass diese wunderbaren Tiere nicht nur in Zoos überleben

    Liebe Grüße, Erika

  11. Ehrlich gesagt habe ich die Hoffnung aufgegeben.
    Die Menschheit bläst weiter Kohle, Gas und Öl
    in die Luft. Selbst wenn wir aufhören würden,
    was wir nicht tun, geht es in Indien, China
    und Indochina ungebremst weiter. Sorry,
    aber ich sehe nicht, wie wir den
    Klimawandel noch aufhalten
    sollten. Zumal die Gase,
    die jetzt schon in der
    Atmosphäre sind,
    für die nächsten
    30 Jahre reichen.

    Ich hoffe, unsere Enkel sehen die weißen Bären wenigstens noch im Zoo.
    Deshalb finde ich auch die Haltung und Züchtung in Tierparks sehr wichtig!

  12. Thank you dear Mervi for wonderful pictures and the clever words.
    Hugs Inge

  13. Dear Mervi, I second each and every word of your report. Mankind has to make any effort to safeguard this earth because there is no Planet B. And this not only for the polar bears, but for all animals that are endangered and in the end, for us too.