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Presentation: Polar Bears in a Changing World

Polar Bears in a Changing World, presented by Bob Wilson.

Polar bears are as dependent on the oceans as cetaceans. They just like it frozen. But, all the oceans creatures are faced with a changing planet.

Bob will discuss polar bear biology, the threats they face and share his appreciation of these great creatures.


Bob Wilson is a Director Emeritus for The Marine Mammal Center and is currently on the Position and Policy Committee and liason with other environmental groups. He has been a volunteer crew member and member of the rescue team for over 30 years.

He is currently the CFO of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association and has served as past chair and interim Executive Director. He is also a long time member of the Beach Watch program.

He has been actively involved in the Marine Life Protection Act process and served as a stakeholder for theNorthCentralCoastprocess establishing a series of marine reserves and special closure areas including those in the GFNMS, especially theFarallonIslands.

He was a member of the team that established the USCG procedures for use of volunteers in oil spills.

He was a founder and long term board member of Polar Bears International and served as board chair and CFO.

He is currently on the audit committee of the Desert Tortoise Preservation committee.

He is also a member of the advisory committee of the Snow leopard Trust.

$5 Suggested Donation goes toward Educational Research Grant Competition

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  • Janie G.

    Very informative / learned so many things...and what we need to do to help!

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • Sidney D.

    Excellent - motivated me to get out next week when Obama attends a fundraiser to join the protest against Keystone pipeline that will keep us swimming in oil, creating more greenhouse gases and warming the oceans.

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • Sailor D.

    Great presentation, lots of cool photos, stories, and information.

    March 29, 2013

  • Sailor D.

    protection for polar bears voted down: opposed by Canada, Norway, and Greenland

    March 8, 2013

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