Hundreds of polar bears are killed each year for their skin, teeth, claws and skulls.
Even though the very existence of polar bears is in grave jeopardy. The body parts are then sold legally in the international market.
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The scientific evidence is overwhelming that rising temperatures will cause two-thirds of the world’s polar bear populations—including all of Alaska’s polar bears—to go extinct by 2050. They are already drowning and starving as a result of melting sea ice. Their populations can’t afford to be hunted simply to meet the international demand for polar bear rugs.
Your Voice Counts!
- Click here to sign the NRDC petition asking the Obama Administration to propose an urgently-needed ban on the commercial trade in polar bear parts at the next meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Ask the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to take this life-saving step!
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You can also donate to NRDC to help save the polar bears.