Why I support Coca Cola’s Arctic Home campaign

January 23, 2013 · 0 comments

Polar Bear

 

“What happens in the Arctic impacts us globally”

You may recall from this post how much I love all things to do with the Arctic and that includes it precious wildlife that somehow manages to survive in some of the harshest wilderness in the world. Usually I would only support fund raising for human issues, for example, Cancer, a genetic disorder, or a flood. So why would I particularly support a campaign that has a tag line that says “Supporting WWF to help protect the Arctic home of the Polar bear” Basically, it is because of the quote I have highlighted above, if we don’t start tackling climate change ultimately scientists predict that the ice in the Arctic will have melted by 2050 having a devastating impact on us all as well as the much loved Polar bear.

Coca Cola and WWF have come together to work on a project to raise awareness and money to help conserve the home of the polar bear and create a positive future for the Arctic. As well as pledging €3 million Coca Cola and WWF are asking people to find out more, get involved or donate by visiting www.arctichome.eu

The money will be used to;

  • Help create a safe home for Polar bears,
  • Understand the bears,
  • Research the conflict between bears and people (polar bears are being forced into spending more time on land hunting for food around communities)
  • A Polar bear summit involving government support
  • For tackling climate change

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Some interesting Polar bear facts

  • Polar bears have blue tongues
  • Adult polar bears can swim 100km without stopping and can run up to 40kph
  • The skin under a polar bear’s fur is black
  • Polar bear cubs are usually born around Christmas
  • Cubs stay in a snow den for 3 months after they are born
  • Polar bear cubs stay with their mother for 2.5 years after leaving the den and she teaches them the skills to survive

So, we could ignore this, but a scary fact is that we will, and our children will most definitely be affected by these changes. Hopefully with money spent on research; ways of slowing down these changes or halting them will be found and this beautiful bear, and all the other wildlife in the Arctic will continue to live for many many more years.

Information from Coca Cola and WWF

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