Maisie loves polar bears and collects pictures of them to put on her bedroom wall.
She reads lots of books about polar bears and searches for facts about them on the
WWF Go Wild website.
One day at school, Maisie has a lesson about climate change and found out how the planet is getting warmer, partly due to how people live their lives.
Maisie discovers that climate change is causing the Arctic sea ice, where polar bears live, to melt earlier each year, and form later. She also learns that there are things that she and her family can do to help.
Maisie asks her family if they can all help find ways to help combat climate change. They now switch off lights and appliances when they’re not being used.
They also try not to use the car as much and instead walk and cycle on shorter journeys.
Maisie wonders why they did not do this sooner as it’s much more fun than travelling by car.
WWF is working hard with governments, industry and local communities to protect animals and habitats in the Arctic. WWF knows that the Arctic is a very important place, which is under serious threat from many things, including climate change:
We give people important information on the effects of climate change in the Arctic, so that everybody understands how serious the situation is.
We try to get governments and industry involved with protecting the area.
We protect animals that live in the Arctic and their habitats.