International Polar Bear Day

February 27

International Polar Bear Day
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It's hard not to love polar bears, the magnificent, furry white sea mammals who spend most of their time in the water. 

International Polar Bear Day is led by Polar Bear International, a non-profit polar bear conservation organization. It is celebrated on February 27 each year.

The day raises awareness of the plight of polar bears, which reside in the Arctic Circle and are in danger of extinction: Because of climate change, the Arctic Ocean is warming, and the sea ice that polar bears need to hunt for seals is melting. Polar bears, rarely seen on land, have now been foraging for food in towns, looking dirty and thin. Scientists observe they are getting smaller and reproducing less. 

What can you do? 

At MY HERO, we believe heroes come from all walks of life. Find out how you can get involved, whether you're a student, teacher or just someone who loves polar bears at

As a symbolic gestures PBI asks you to take a pledge on February 27 to lower your thermostat and drive less. 

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Organizer created on 2/1/2018 6:53:04 PM by Xenia Shin

Last edited 2/3/2020 3:36:13 PM by Xenia Shin