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Help the Polar Bears ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !

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Although the polar bear population is in trouble because of climate changes , it is outrageous that the trade of their skin or other parts continue to be authorized international level

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Cher C (1426)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 6:31 am


December 2012. One Voice partners with Humane Society International and called Delphine Batho, Minister of the Environment, as well as members of the delegation to CITES in France to support the proposal to move the polar bear in Annex II to Annex I of the Washington Convention!

The threat hanging over hunting bears
Although the polar bear population is in trouble because of climate changes , it is outrageous that the trade of their skin or other parts continue to be authorized international level, species is listed in Appendix II of the Washington Convention (CITES). However, the growing demand for skin poses a new and disturbing threat to the survival of this iconic host of the far north.

Stop the killing!
While the United States, Norway and the Russian Federation do not permit trade in products derived from polar bears in their territories, it is not the same for other countries such as Canada . In fact, each year more than 600 bears are killed, legally, most of which is exported in the form of skins and other products, to the European Union and Japan, major consumer states. As in Greenland, despite a temporary moratorium on the export of bear established in 2008, the country continues to kill every year 130 of these large animals.

Populations of polar bears blend in with the ice
last September sea ice reached its lowest point ever. Within a decade, these frozen expanses decreased 40.3% from 8.67 million km2 in 1980-2000 to 5.18 million km2 today. In addition to the surface, it is also the thickness of the ice that is affected, decreasing by 48.1% or 1.75 meters in less than thirty years! However, this ice is essential to polar bear who wanders to hunt seals, their favorite prey.

Scientists unanimous
scientific studies are unanimous: the Arctic ecosystem degradation affects reproductive fitness as bears and, indeed, their very survival. A study of the Polar Bear Specialist Group of the IUCN showed that 7 of the 13 polar bear populations are declining. Only three populations are stable, increasing, and the last two are still understudied.

Stop hunting to save the bear
is very interesting to note that the only polar bear population is the healthy M'Clintock Channel, now protected after a period of hunting outrageous. Experts show that this is indeed the hunt that kicks of with a polar bear already heavily weakened. Unfortunately, Canadian law is very complex and it is the local governments have the final word on hunting quotas and species protection. However, when the price of a skin of a polar bear double the Fur Harvesters Auction Inc. - from 6100 in 2007 to U.S. $ 12,514 U.S. $ in 2012 - and then negotiates to U.S. $ 100 000 in Russia China, after no doubt. Only solution to end this scandal make international trade of polar bear prohibited.

Appendix I for the polar bear!
Faced with this dramatic and excessive hunting in the opinion of all the experts, it is urgent to put the polar bear on Appendix I of CITES! That's why One Voice mobilizes alongside the NGO Humane Society International, to ask the French government to vote in favor of this proposal at the next Conference of the Parties to CITES, scheduled in Thailand in March. To enter this Appendix I, it is necessary that the species is down to its wild population of more than 50% over three generations, or 45 years for polar bears. Unfortunately, the polar bear meets this criterion to perfection and could disappear if we do not mobilize to stop this barbarity ...

Help us interpeler CITES on the fate of the polar bear! Have emergency it is placed in Appendix I at the next meeting of the Parties in March by writing to:

Management Authority of the Washington Convention in France:
Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing,
Department of Water and Biodiversity
Branch of the protection and recovery of species and their communities

CITES Secretariat General
John Scanlon
Email: john.scanlon @


Past Member (0)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 8:34 am
Will take action, thanks.

naomi cohen (55)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 8:36 am
signed, noted and shared. thank you.

pam w (139)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 8:50 am
Signed. HOWEVER....we need to face the fact that we have already lost the arctic.

Polar bears may well be extinct in the wild very soon.

Pat B (356)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 8:58 am
Thank you, Cher. Letter sent.!!

. (0)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 11:04 am
message sent

Kate A (10)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 1:04 pm
Done, thank u

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 1:45 pm

Bruno Moreira (61)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 1:48 pm

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 2:00 pm
Noted & message sent. Thanks Cher.

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 2:15 pm
Email sent. Merci beaucoups, Cher!

Waltraud U (85)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 2:17 pm

Süheyla C (234)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 2:39 pm

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 3:19 pm
Message sent.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 3:25 pm
noted and Tnx Cher :0

Ruth M (235)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 3:50 pm
Already signed

Marie W (67)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 4:48 pm

. (7)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 9:21 pm
Noted and signed, thanks.

Lori Mabry (18)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 10:08 pm
Now is the time to take action so that generations after ours will be blessed with the incredible beauty of these creatures

Sunday December 23, 2012, 1:11 am
Email sent with hope...
Thank you, Cher!

Danuta W (1250)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 2:17 am

Danuta W (1250)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 2:19 am

michelle t (41)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 2:47 am
Message sent.thanks.

Veronique L (209)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 3:53 am
Done, thanks for sharing!

Veerle V (44)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:02 am
Signed, thanks Cher !

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:46 am
Polar bears have enough to contend with already with climate change They do not need anything else to speed their extinction along What is wrong with these mindless morons Start saving the polar bear not contributing to wiping them out

Solitary Eagle (324)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:47 am

Lisa Z (168)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 10:46 am
Noted. Could'nt find where to sign any petition.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:21 pm
Almost out of words to express my disgust in humans...can we not live in peace with these beautiful animals-all animals...must we torture,kill,skin,poach these creatures and for what...i will keep doing what i can and hopefully we signing tons of petions regularly can make a difference for all animals.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:23 pm
Sent with hope and left comment on page as well.

Ron Silver (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:48 pm

Sunday December 23, 2012, 2:56 pm

James Merit (144)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 3:57 pm

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 10:48 pm
Sent the email(cut and pasted).

irene davis (74)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 11:32 pm
Sent an email, 2nd email address incorrect.

Sunday December 23, 2012, 11:33 pm
Noted & message sent. Thanks Cher

Past Member (0)
Monday December 24, 2012, 11:44 am
thank you!

federico b (47)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 6:49 am
Notato e condiviso. Grazie Cher.

Carol H (229)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 5:02 am
noted, thank you Cher

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday December 28, 2012, 4:44 am
Signed,TY Cher.

Ruth R (246)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:17 pm
Signed. Cool French to English translation.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 12:01 am
Noted and signed.

Anneke Andries (279)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 1:15 pm
done, reposted

Yvonne F (181)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 4:00 am
Emails sent!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Cher for posting so I could take action

Ruth C (87)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 9:38 am
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