Last week we shared the news that Canada’s Environment Minister, Peter Kent, has proposed adding the polar bear to the Species at Risk list. Thousands of Nature Canada supporters have sent letters and signed petitions to the federal government demanding action to protect the polar bear, as global warming destroys the bears’ habitat and scientists raise warnings about the future of the species.
There is a 30-day comment period to voice support for the Environment Minister’s proposal, and we’ve prepared a sample letter that you can send. Here it is.
The deadline for adding your comments is August 1, 2011. So make sure Minister Kent knows you support adding the polar bear to Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act as a species of special concern. Every letter counts!