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21 Dec 2018

Brogan Group continue to support Polar Bear International (PBI)

 

After supporting the Polar Bear for over 10 years, we are pleased to be supporting Polar Bear International (PBI) on an ongoing basis and particularly with our annual Christmas boost. Polar Bear International (PBI) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the worldwide conservation of the polar bear.

Donations to PBI contribute towards a number of things, such as sponsoring youth leadership camps and resources for educators to add the energy and ideas of youth to saving polar bears.

PBI helps forge more alliances like those that exist with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and many other groups helping to reach around the world with the urgency for action, as well as advance stewardship plans to save orphaned cubs, help starving bears, and minimise human/polar bear conflicts as stressed bears are driven ashore.

Their previous research led to listing polar bears as a threatened species in the U.S. and is being used to set industrial guidelines and hunting quotas.

We have long admired Polar Bears and have used them as a symbol of our company ethos and values.

So why do we like them so much?

  • Polar bears are only just recovering from hard times of near extinction in the 1970s and 1980s, and not all species survived.
  • They are so adaptive to their harsh and changing environment, it’s through sheer tenacity that they’re still here.
  • If they have no food for 8 months, they change how their body metabolises, a complete change in the way they do things, so that they can live off their own resources until there is food again.
  • Despite the fact that they find it hard to come into existence due to low reproductive potential, once they are here they are extremely robust and have great staying power.
  • They can be extremely competitive but still like to play, before the serious business of surviving gets underway.
  • They can walk on ice thinner than any human can. The main reason they can do this is that they are not afraid to fall in; if they fall in, they simply find their own way back out.
  • They are cool and chilled out, even under pressure. Well, most of the time anyway. Unless they’re chasing after and savaging any creature that competes with them for food, and even then, they still maintain a certain ice-cool finesse.

We definitely think the polar bear is our spirit animal! And we really hope to be able to help all efforts to conserve and protect them and support their survival.

If you would like to find out more about PBI, then you can at www.polarbearsinternational.org