CITES update - polar bears need help

Jeff Flocken here - IFAW's DC Director at the CITES meeting in Doha. It was a busy day today lobbying for the polar bears who need all the help we can give them right now. The Polar Bear Coalition hosted a lunch for delegates assisted by the coalition's stuffy polar bear toys which have proved very popular! We desperately need votes supporting the uplisting of polar bears to Appendix I - giving them protection against international commercial trade.

Jeff Flocken here - IFAW's DC Director at the CITES meeting in Doha. It was a busy day today lobbying for the polar bears who need all the help we can give them right now. The Polar Bear Coalition hosted a lunch for delegates assisted by the coalition's stuffy polar bear toys which have proved very popular! We desperately need votes supporting the uplisting of polar bears to Appendix I - giving them protection against international commercial trade.

With only 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears left, they are battling for survival against climate change, pollution, and of course trade. The countries here can take immediate action to stop the threat of international trade, and countries that are serious about conservation must not oppose this proposal. I will keep you posted and hope that polar bears get the chance they deserve.

--JF

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