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ACTION: Preserve Rainforests
3 years ago
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There is progress in the destruction of the Amazon see

 

 

But the Brazilian gov't is trying to disrail this progress for greed. 

 

https://support.worldwildlife.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=463&autologin=true&111207ww&JServSessionIdr004=fa083ho9j4.app228b

 

A multi-year effort by leaders of large agribusiness in Brazil to weaken the country’s forest law is paying off for them. At a cost to nature.

Some owners of large tracts of land want the law to be changed so they can use additional forest land for cattle ranching and other types of agriculture. In addition, reforestation of the areas that have been previously cleared by illegal loggers will not be required. 

 

WWF and other conservation groups oppose this change, as Brazil's wildlife and the livelihoods of the millions of people who rely on the Amazon’s rain forest for food and shelter would be threatened. And the consequences could be felt all over the world, as a significant amount of CO2 could be released.

 

On December 6, the Brazilian Senate voted to make changes to the country’s forest law that would devastate the rainforest. Next, the bill goes to the Brazilian House, and then the fate of the region lies in the hands of President Dilma Rousseff. She is expected to make a decision in the next two weeks on whether or not to support the changes.

Tell President Dilma Rousseff to Save the Amazon
3 years ago

Tell President Dilma Rousseff to Save the Amazon: | Greenpeace International
Environment 

 
Sharon
- 4 hours ago - greenpeace.org

1 of our planets largest remaining rainforests is under threat from changes to the laws that govern forest protection in Brazil.The new Forest Code being proposed severely weakens protections for the Amazon rainforest & opens up vast areas to destruction
2 years ago

 

Tell President of Brazil to Save the Amazon

 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/15/tell-president-of-brazil-to-save-the-amazon/

 

Stop deforestation in Brazil's Amazon





This post was modified from its original form on 20 Jan, 10:20
2 Petitions for the Amazon
2 years ago

Tell the President of Brazil to Veto the New Forest Code Before It's Too Late! SIGN!

Lindsey
- 18 hours ago - secure3.convio.net

 

GREENPEACE Petition! Our planet's largest remaining rainforest is under threat from changes to the laws that govern forest protection in Brazil. The new Forest Code bill being proposed severely weakens protections for the Amazon rainforest and opens up..

President Dilma :Veto the New Forest Code Bill! ACTION



Nancy
- 1 day ago - us.greenpeace.org

This bill would spell disaster for the Amazon rainforest if passed. It's already made its way through the Brazilian Senate and now it's up to President Dilma to decide whether or not it becomes law. Now is our chance.
got them
2 years ago

both,,,thanks,Nancy ,Lindsay,and Lisa for posting.

2 years ago

Protect The Peruvian Amazon From Illegal Gold Mining ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


Cher
- 1 hour ago - forcechange.com

The Peruvian government is cracking down on illegal gold mining in the country's south-eastern Amazon region. Miners in the region say thousands will be out of work. However, if gold mining continues at the scale it is, the immense biodiversity
Amazon - greenpeace
2 years ago

The Amazon Rainforest is home to thousands of animal and tree species, making it a biodiversity hotspot. It is also critical in the fight to stop global warming.

Since 1970, more than 289,000 sq mi of rainforest — approximate to the size of Texas — in the Brazilian Amazon were lost to illegal logging, soy plantations, cattle ranching, and other human industries such as road building and mining. A significant part of what remains is under direct threat — as well as the animals and people who call the forest home.

And now a new Forest Code bill is moving through the Brazilian Congress that will grant amnesty to forest criminals and open up the Amazon to greater deforestation. Greenpeace has a plan to put a stop to deforestation once and for all and we need your help to get there. Pledge to save the Amazon from deforestation today!

 

https://secure3.convio.net/gpeace/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1063&s_src=GPnav

Petition site

Ban Illegal Logging In The Amazon... Take Action...


James
- 2 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com

But the real reasons why WE need to ban illegal logging is simple and something we ALL need to get behind, the displacement of indigenous Amazonian tribes, assaults and even murders of the indigenous people
Noted & Signed AGAIN !!

Signed for how many Organizations I belong too?  And for how many years now folks ?  Those Trees are our Oxygen...  Man oh Man !!  "Same ole, same ole". Geez.  Bubble Hugs to all and nighty nite from me and Dottie xo

Signed and many FB. Thanks

Ghana’s Atiwa rainforest must be protected
10 months ago

Atiwa is home to significant populations of many rare animals and plants

Dear friends of the rainforests,

Environmentalists in Ghana need our support to save the Atiwa rainforest, one of the greatest natural treasures in West Africa.

Its varied tropical landscapes are home to a wealth of animal and plant species that are rare elsewhere in Africa. Many can be found only in the Atiwa forest.
Yet the area is not only rich in biodiversity, but also in minerals. Atiwa has significant bauxite deposits that the government intends to exploit.

“Negotiations with international companies are not open and transparent,” explains Daryl Bosu of A Rocha Ghana, a nongovernmental organization. “A decision has not yet been made, however. We therefore need the international community to support our petition calling on President John Dramani Mahama and the government to protect the Atiwa rainforest against all forms of exploitation and to establish a national park.”

Please sign the Ghanaian environmentalists’ petition to save this unique natural treasure:

TAKE ACTION  

Dang It !!
10 months ago

You beat me again Lisa. I was just going to Post the Rainforest group Ghana Petiton. Probably won't be able to get on tomorrow as we get yeah more thunderstorms. Sheddy Hugs to all from mea nd Dottie. xo

Everglades Petition ~~
10 months ago

 

Dear Vinnie, Tell EPA no fracking by the Everglades

Fracking by the Everglades. Are they serious?

Fracking, the dirty and destructive drilling process, has already marred 360,000 acres of land across the country and used up 250 billion gallons of water. [1]

And now, oil companies want to start fracking near Big Cypress National Preserve and the Everglades -- two of Florida’s most treasured landscapes.

Will you help stop fracking near Big Cypress and the Everglades by adding your name to the petition?

I don’t have to tell you why the Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve are worth protecting. These are the storied swamps where we camp, hike, kayak and bird-watch. They provide habitat for the manatee, American crocodile, and Florida panther.

Fracking has no place here. 

WTH ?
10 months ago

Couldn't Post anything yesterday but now it's working. Go figure ? The EVERGLADES are already under attack from Burmese Pythons and Rock Pythons from Asia, then people encrotching on their home now this. WTF ? Sheddys Hugs to all from me and Dottie. xo



This post was modified from its original form on 17 Nov, 23:11