International Polar Bear Day

International Polar Bear Day was established in 2011 by the non-profit, Polar Bears International to raise awareness about the impact of global warming and sea ice loss on polar bear populations around the northern hemisphere. The day encourages people to reduce their carbon footprint a direct action that can reduce the impact on these charismatic bears.

In 1973, the five countries that are home to polar: Canada, Denmark (Greenland), Norway, the former USSR and the USA, signed a multilateral treaty on the conservation of polar bears.The Agreement prohibits unregulated sport hunting of polar bears or hunting the species from an aircraft or large motorized vessels. In addition, the five nations committed to protecting polar bear habitat, conducting and sharing research and responsibly managing polar bear populations. In 2015, the same countries committed to a wide-ranging action plan for the species: the Circumpolar Action Plan for Polar Bears.

Celebrate the day by enjoying the following collection of artwork by AFC members. Many are for sale with a portion of proceeds pledged to conservation.

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Frost Giant | Wallhanging by Wendy Quirt | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Wendy Quirt
What Do You See? | Wallhanging by Terry Berg | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Terry Berg
P. Bear "Feeling the Love" | Wallhanging by Michael Ashley | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Michael Ashley
Why? | Wallhanging by Nelda Warkentin | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Nelda Warkentin
Sacred Balance | Wallhanging by Michael Ashley | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Michael Ashley
Writing Home | Wallhanging by Michael Ashley | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Michael Ashley
Bishop and the Bear | Wallhanging by Michael Ashley | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Michael Ashley
Tipping Point | Wallhanging by Spencer Frazer | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Spencer Frazer
Kayi | Wallhanging by Chantal Dupuis | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Chantal Dupuis
Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Pamela Haunschild | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Pamela Haunschild
 | Wallhanging by Sophie Green | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Sophie Green
Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Sailev | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Simon Levasseur
Bear Hug | Wallhanging by Geraldine Simmons | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Geraldine Simmons
 | Wallhanging by Dianne Munkittrick | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Dianne Munkittrick
 | Sculpture by Christine Knapp | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Christine Knapp
 | Wallhanging by Nelda Warkentin | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Nelda Warkentin
Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Chantal Dupuis | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Chantal Dupuis
 | Sculpture by Donna Wilson | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Donna Wilson
 | Wallhanging by James Fiorentino | Artists for Conservation
Artist: James Fiorentino
 | Wallhanging by Barry Bowerman | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Barry Bowerman
 | Wallhanging by Colette Theriault | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Colette Theriault
 | Wallhanging by Sandi Lear | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Sandi Lear
 | Sculpture by Betsy Popp | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Betsy Popp
 | Wallhanging by Nick Oneill | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Nick Oneill
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