ADOPT AN ANIMAL

Provide help to an animal for as little as £3 a month, and make a connection that lasts.

SOME OF THE ANIMALS YOU CAN ADOPT

  • Adopt an baboon
  • Adopt an gorilla
  • adopt an orang-utan
  • Adopt an lion
  • adopt a snow leopard
  • adopt a tiger
  • Adopt an elephant
  • Adopt a giraffe
  • Adopt a rhino
  • Adopt a Meerkat
  • Adopt a panda
  • adopt a polar bear
  • Adopt a dolphin
  • Adopt a penguin
  • adopt a turtle

ADOPT A POLAR BEAR

The IUCN classify the polar bear as “vulnerable” and their estimates show between 20,000 and 25,000 remain in the wild.

THREATS TO POLAR BEARS

  • Polar bears rely heavily on the Arctic sea ice and as it melts polar bears will be forced to travel much further to find food. This is likely to have a negative impact on the number and the health of their offspring.
  • Oil and gas development pose wide ranging threats to the bears with pollution and increased human-bear conflict the greatest threats. Polar bears could be exposed directly to the pollutants through oil spills but also indirectly as a result of their prey being exposed.
  • In areas such as Quebec and the Chukchi Sea there is little or no information on population sizes and no hunting quotas. This raises the concern of potential “over harvesting” which is likely to see populations decrease.

HOW ARE YOU HELPING

When you adopt a polar bear your money helps:

  • Raise awareness of the dangers of climate change through education and campaigning;
  • Campaigning to lessen the impact of oil and gas exploration in the arctic;
  • Equipping conservationists with specialist kits to enable them to clean up pollution form oil and gas;
  • Develop relationships to include local people and hunters to improve the management of polar bears.

Recent reports suggest that population numbers may be increasing indicating the positive effects of the conservation effort.

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