Without sufficient sea ice and snow, it is harder for these animals to hunt or build dens to raise cubs. Your symbolic adoption could mean the difference between survival and extinction for species and wildlife around the world.
About "Born a wildlife warrior, die a wildlife warrior."
As long as there are animals in need of saving we will do everything in our power to save them. "I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it." -Steve Irwin