|WWF UK and WWF International have supported us throughout The Ice Bear Project. They think that this sculpture is the perfect way of engaging with the Arctic and polar bears, inspiring everyone to make steps to tackle climate change.
Best known as the world’s leading conservation body, WWF has seen first-hand how wildlife, the environment and human activity are all linked.
WWF Tackling Climate Change Brochure - DOWNLOAD (pdf)
| What WWF Does
Safeguarding the natural world – whether it is helping preserve the amazing diversity of the Amazon rainforest or protecting individual species, WWF is working in every continent to halt and whenever possible reverse the dramatic declines in wildlife species and the destruction of the places where they live.
Tackling climate change is central to the delivery of WWF’s work. Even moderate shifts in climate affect the natural world, the species and places WWF works to protect and the six billion people who inhabit the planet.
The science tells us now that it is time to act, before it is too late. Huge global campaigns like WWF's Earth Hour help everyone focus on the urgency of this issue.
To stay below 2°C, global greenhouse gas emissions must peak within the next 10 years and then fall by at least 80% by 2050. This can only be done by reducing the world’s reliance on fossil fuels and preventing further destruction of tropical rainforests.
WWF seeks cuts in emissions at a UK, EU and global level that prevent global temperatures rising dangerously. We also help develop solutions that address the unavoidable effects of climate change, helping to protect what our conservation work has already achieved.
Helping us change how we live in order to ease the pressure on natural resources like food, water and energy. In future there will be more people sharing fewer resources, so the sooner we make a start towards less wasteful lifestyles, the easier and more enjoyable this transition will be.
How You Can Make a Difference
One of the ways you can get involved right now is by adopting a Polar Bear with WWF. You can read about a group of polar bears, known as the Svalbard polar bears, that are being monitored by WWF. Sea ice is the bears' primary habitat and they rely on it for survival. Some scientists predict that summer sea ice could be gone as early as 2013. The decline in Arctic sea ice poses a huge threat to the polar bear's ability to survive.