polar bear

[UPDATE: This post is a joke, as is the Polar Bear Conservancy website. Happy April Fools’ Day!]

While the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service dawdles over whether or not to list the polar bear as a federally protected endangered species, a nonprofit group is ready to act to save the fast-disappearing mammal. The Polar Bear Conservancy has announced a new program that aims to relocate 3,000 polar bears from the rapidly melting Arctic to the Antarctic — which, yes, is also rapidly melting, but still has a lot more ice for the bears to roam around on.

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GOP presidential candidate John McCain expressed support for the plan on Monday, saying, “This is exactly the kind of creative public-private partnership we ought to be exploring.”

There’s more info at the Polar Bear Conservancy website, and there’s a Facebook group for the project too.

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