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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Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Rosana Venturini | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Rosana Venturini
Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Rosana Venturini | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Rosana Venturini
Edit Artwork | 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
Edit Artwork | 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
 | Wallhanging by Anita McComas | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Anita McComas
 | Wallhanging by Anita McComas | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Anita McComas
 | 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
 | Wallhanging by Patricia Griffin | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Patricia A Griffin
 | Wallhanging by Linda Besse | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Linda Besse
 | Sculpture by Karryl Salit | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Karryl Salit
 | Wallhanging by Jodie Dansereau | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Jodie Dansereau

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