WWF Adopt a Polar Bear

Adopt a Polar Bear

WWF Adopt an Animal

from £3.00 a month

  • Gift pack includes a cuddly polar bear toy, polar bear factbook, bookmarks, stickers, and a personalisable certificate!
  • Receive regular updates with WWF’s “Wild World” and “My Polar Bear” magazines.
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Last Minute Gift

Last Minute Gift?

Left it til the last minute again? No problem! WWF offer a gift certificate to print or email so you have something to give on the big day. Your gift pack will then be received within 10 days of purchase.

FREE Delivery

FREE Standard Delivery

Your gift pack will be delivered within the UK FREE of charge. Your package will be sent out within 3 business days, but please allow up to 10 days for delivery.

Express Delivery

Express Delivery

Express Delivery costs £3.79 if you order before 2pm Monday - Thursday. Your gift pack will then be delivered within 2 - 3 working days.

WWF Registered Charity Number: 1081247

Adopt a Polar Bear

Adopt a Polar Bear

The Polar Bear is Under Threat

Polar bears depend on Arctic ice to hunt and raise their young. Climate change means the ice is shrinking. By adopting a Svalbard polar bear you can help WWF to safeguard their future, whilst tackling some of the biggest conservation challenges on the planet.

Your animal adoptions will help towards varied programmes such as conserving the Arctic region’s rich biodiversity and maintaining a healthy Arctic environment with undisturbed ecosystems and healthy populations of wildlife.

Cuddly Polar Bear

Polar Bear Gift Pack with Cuddly Toy

Adopting a Polar Bear is a great Christmas gift as the recipient will get a soft Polar Bear to cuddle up with! This is a great way to provide a gift that will last longer than boxing day, and help to protect this fantastic animal.

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Polar Bear Facts

5 Polar Bear Facts

  1. Polar bears are the largest species of bear and the only place in the world they can be found is in in the Arctic.
  2. Whilst the polar bear does look adorable with its white fur, they are in fact one of the most ferocious hunters on the planet and one of the largest land carnivores.
  3. Polar bears are a solitary species. They tend to spend their days hunting by seal breathing holes waiting for one to come up for air. This type of hunting is known as still-hunting.
  4. It is estimated by the IUCN that there are between 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears in the world.
  5. Polar bears are extremely strong swimmers and have been spotted in the open Arctic ocean as far as 200 miles from land.

Why Adopt a Polar Bear?

Polar bears live on the arctic sea ice of Norway, Russia, Greenland and Canada. The polar bear is famous for hunting ringed and bearded seals, usually between late April and mid-July. The male polar bear can weigh up to 1,430 pounds and measures as much as 9 feet long. This means they need a lot of food, however as a result of climate change polar bear is now fighting for survival. Here are five reasons why you should adopt a polar bear.

1. Help WWF fight against climate change

The polar bear is arguably the species which is most threatened by climate change. Global warming makes it difficult for the bears to hunt and find food and many starve. This is because the sea ice is forming later each year and melting earlier due to rising temperatures which means they have less time to hunt each year. Your adoption will be used to fund WWF conservation efforts and help them to put pressure on governments to limit carbon emissions.

2. Help WWF keep the Arctic clean

For just a small monthly donation your polar bear adoption will help keep the Arctic free from toxic chemicals and pollution in the marine environment. Pollution causes toxic levels to increase which moves up the food chain and causes health problems in polar bears.

3. Ensure the food chain stays vibrant

By protecting polar bears you are helping ensure the Arctic ecosystem and food chain remains healthy which benefits all the animals that live there including humans.

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4. Help WWF fight against oil and gas exploration in the Arctic

Hydrocarbon exploration could result in devastating oil spills which are a major threat not just to polar bears but all species that call the Arctic home. We want to ensure that polar bears have a clean environment to live in that is free from pollution and the best way to do that is help WWF fight against drilling in the Arctic.

5. A polar bear adoption is the perfect gift idea

Adopting a polar bear is the perfect present for someone special. In return you will receive a cuddly toy, gift pack and other benefits which you can pass on to someone you care about. This is a gift idea with a low carbon footprint and does something to benefit the world we all live in.

5 Reasons to Adopt a Polar Bear

WWF

About WWF

For a small regular monthly fee you can Adopt an Animal with WWF for yourself or a friend which will help to safeguard the future of your selected species and their habitat. Animal adoptions make great charity gifts and are also an excellent way to show your support to the worlds wildlife and help to fund the work WWF does on conservation. You can also support their great work with a WWF Membership or by choosing from one of their selection of charity gifts at the WWF Shop.

WWF Charity Information

WWF are the worlds largest independent environmental organisation. Originating in the UK where they were formed in 1961 they are now active all over the world. As a charity the WWF rely heavily on donations from members and supporters.

WWF Facts

  • a truly global network who are active in over than 100 countries
  • a science-based organisation who tackle issues including the survival of species and habitats, climate change, sustainable business and environmental education
  • over five million supporters worldwide
  • 90 per cent of their income comes from donations from people and the business community

WWF’s Mission

WWF are on a mission to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment. They want to build a future in which we can live in harmony with nature. It’s a simple mission statement but difficult to achieve. They aim to use their practical experience and knowledge to find and implement longterm solutions. They have set out some clear pointers to help achieve their goal.

  • Conserve the world’s biological diversity.
  • Campaign for the use of renewable and sustainable resources.
  • Reduce pollution and wasteful consumption.

Latest News

Last Polar Bear In South Korea To Be Moved To UK

South Korea’s last polar bear will be sent to the United Kingdom so that he no longer has to contend with the stifling humid summers of the Asia Pacific and can live his life in more appropriate surroundings his keepers say. Tongki is a 23-year-old male polar bear who takes his name from a 1980’s Japanese cartoon character currently lives in a 3,500 square foot enclosure at the Everland theme park on the outskirts of Seoul. He was born in captivity and is the only bear at the zoo after another bear died three years ago.

Polar Bears Likely To Become Extinct Sooner Than Expected

A new study has confirmed that polar bears are indeed starving and suggests the species could face extinction much faster than previously anticipated. Researchers participating in the study attached collars to nine bears and recorded their activity levels for almost two weeks. The results confirmed what is already known, the species is suffering from extreme food shortages that are the product of climate change which has caused the Arctic sea ice to melt. This means polar bears are forced to travel further and expend more energy to hunt.

Tourists Come Across Unique Sight Of 200 Polar Bears Feasting On Whale Carcass

A group of people on a boat tour in the far Eastern Russian Arctic didn’t know what they were seeing for a good few minutes until they realised that there were as many as 200 polar bears roaming on the slope of a mountain. The tourists said they were gobsmacked by what can only be described as a completely unique situation. The bears were there to feed on the carcass of a bowhead whale that had washed ashore. After eating their fill, they then rested near the source of their meal. The group of bears included a number of families including a couple of mothers who were being trailed by four cubs each.

Global Warming Poses Additional Threat Of Polar Bears Being Hunted

Polar bears already face the threat of receding ice levels and declining sources of food in the Arctic. If that is not enough, they face additional dangers as a result of global warming because they are now prey for killer whales and sharks. As the Arctic ice recedes, polar bears find it increasingly difficult to hunt for seals that make up the vast majority of their diet and this means they are being forced to swim ever greater distances.