The Arctic is teeming with wildlife and covers eight countries, including the United States. Main threats to the Arctic include illegal and overfishing, noise and potential spills associated with offshore oil and gas exploration, and increasing temperatures which make it harder for wildlife to find food and areas to nest. Here are some ways that you can help WWF protect this icy region and other wild places.
Make a Holiday Wish
Causes Wish is a fun and social way to raise money for WWF. Use the holidays—such as Christmas, New Year's, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa--to make a difference for polar bears, wildlife and nature. http://wishes.causes.com/ (http://wishes.causes.com/)
Find Your Inner Animal
Would you live in the mountains like a panda? Are you reclusive like a turtle? Sleek like a snake? Answer these 8 fun questions about your personality and interests to discover the one animal that you relate to most. Once you take the quiz, you can invite your friends and share your results. Go wild!
Symbolically Adopt a Polar Bear
Looking for a great holiday gift? Donate to support WWF’s global conservation efforts, and we’ll send your gift recipient a plush of their favorite species—like the polar bear! There are over 100 species in our gift center.
To learn more about what WWF is doing to help protect polar bears, walruses and other species that call the Arctic region home, please visit http://www.worldwildlife.org/what/wherewework/arctic/whatwedo.html (http://www.worldwildlife.org/what/wherewework/arctic/whatwedo.html)
Happy holidays and thanks for your support of wildlife and wild places.
Your Friends at WWF