Freitag, 19. März 2010

Deadline Today - Urge Canada to add the polar bear to the official Species at Risk List!!!!

I got this letter forwarded some days ago, unfortunatelzy I couldn't post it here before, so please get connected with one of the links within the text and sign, it's easy and takes just a few moments....!!!

"On March 19, 2010 -- just days away -- the "extended consultation" period on whether to add the polar bear to Canada's official Species at Risk list ends. This is your last chance to speak up on behalf of the polar bear before Minister of the Environment Jim Prentice makes his decision.
Tell Minister of the Environment Jim Prentice to add the polar bear to Canada's official Species at Risk List! Send a Letter Now!
The polar bear is not yet listed under Canada's Species At Risk Act (SARA), despite the fact that more than half of the world's polar bears are found in Canada. The government's own scientific advisors on the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) have repeatedly recommended adding the polar bear to Canada's legal Species at Risk list but Environment Minister Jim Prentice has yet to act.
Urge Canada's government to stop delaying. The polar bear needs strong legal protection!
Global warming is melting the polar ice caps, robbing the bears of the ice floes they need to hunt prey. As the annual sea ice melts, polar bears are forced ashore to spend their summers fasting. If the Arctic ice cap continues to melt sooner and form later, polar bears will become too thin to reproduce and many scientists predict they will become extinct by the end of this century.
Canada must not only list the polar bear, but address the greenhouse gas emissions that are directly contributing to the decline of the polar bear.
Tell Canada's Government the best way we can ensure polar bears are protected from global warming is to pass strong global warming legislation! "

Obiger Brief mit der Bitte um Unterstuetzung erreichte mich vor ein paar Tagen, leider konnte ich den Aufruf nicht frueher posten. Heute ist der letzte Tag, an dem die verlaengerte Beratungszeit zu Ende geht, nach der entschieden werden soll, ob Eisbaeren auf die offizielle kanadische Liste bedrohter Tierarten soll. Es ist die letzte Chance, seine Stimme zu erheben bevor der Umweltminister Jim Prentice seine Entscheidung faellt.

Einfach auf einen der links im Aufruf clicken, ein vorgefertigter Brief braucht nur noch unterschrieben (fuer die Eiligen unter uns) und ein Adressformular ausgefuellt werden...!!!!!


Diane hat gesagt…

Don't put a lot of faith in COSEWIC. They are ineffectual and not particularly interested in polar bears.

Simba hat gesagt…

To be honest, Diane, I do not put too much faith in anybody concerning doing something for polar bears on a political agenda...But thanks anyway!!