Feb. 27 – International Polar Bear Day
International Polar Bear Day on February 27 raises awareness of the issues facing polar bears and the ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint. The polar bear is a true icon of the Arctic and a powerful symbol of the threats posed to our planet by climate change. As the planet warms and the Arctic ice melts, polar bears are increasingly struggling to find the food they need to survive. With your help, we can make sure that polar bears are around for future generations to enjoy. Polar bears are classified as marine mammals, carrying with them a thick layer of body fat and a water-repellent coat to keep them insulated against the icy cold air and water they encounter on the sea ice of the Arctic Ocean. With their territory melting away beneath them, International Polar Bear Day is an important opportunity for us to remind ourselves what is at stake here, preserving the future of these magnificent mammals.