Just click on Minority Rights Network under group logo and scroll down past the threads and your their....OH HECK FOLKS HAVE SOME FUN AND ENJOY....TomH
FOR US CITIZENS ONLY BUT PLEASE THOSE NON-US WIDELY CROSSPOST. DEADLINE IS
16MARCH2006 - URGENT - PLEASE READ BELOW !!
I APOLOGISE IF AM SENDING THIS TO SOME OF MY FIRENDS THAT HAVE ALREADY SUPPORTED THIS ACTION - UNABLE TO KEEP RECORD ON WHO HAS OR NOT SIGNED. THANKS FOR YOUR COMPREHENSION. HUGS, AGNES C.
Date:Sunday, March 5, 2006 Subject:fwd: Action Deadline March 16, 2006
This is from my friend Mari and really needs some attention. Please note that the petition on the WWF site can be signed only by US citizens (I know because I tried) but forward as much as possible. Thanks.
Love and hugs,
Lompico Headwaters Matching Fund
Bush has proposed huge cuts in key programs that protect animals and
habitat across the globe, including tropical forests. Now is the time
to tell your members of Congress how important these initiatives are to
you, before the March 16 deadline for members of Congress to push for
president wants Congress to slash funding for the Global Environment
Facility (GEF), a little known but extremely important international
institution that supports conservation projects around the world. The
GEF has helped prevent conflicts over scarce water resources in the
Nile basin, expand the use of renewable energy in Mexico, and eliminate
dangerous pesticides in Africa. The United States has repeatedly
underpaid what it has pledged to the GEF. Now, the president wants to
make even deeper cuts.
addition, the president wants to reduce by more than half the funding
for implementation of the Tropical Forest Conservation Act. On the
positive side, the president has requested level funding for
international biodiversity conservation programs funded by the U.S.
Agency for International Development.
In anticipation of a global biodiversity meeting to be held in Brazil, the United Nations has released a new report that finds "humans have provoked the worst spate of extinctions since the dinosaurs were wiped out 65m years ago... the current extinction rate is up to 1,000 times faster than in the past". While these pronouncements are true, it is long past time to write reports and hold international gabfests. The biological and ecological basis for all life is threatened, and we need both international and personal responses that match the scale of the looming disaster. Is it all over? Is advanced life on Earth doomed due to disinterest and selfishness?Ramping Up Amazon Logging
With the blessing of Greenpeace and other mainstream ancient forest sell-outs, the Brazilian government has launched a new type of industrial rainforest logging. The new system copies a failed global forest management model, establishing "Sustainable Forest Districts" which are the equivalent of National Forests, where large scale "sustainable" industrial logging will occur. This comes as a new World Resources Institute report highlights building human impacts upon the Amazon that are greatly diminishing this vital global ecosystem engine as a contiguous, functional whole. [read more]
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22/3 - Agency says forests in Asia cut illegally for some U.S. flooring, Washington Post
22/3 - Amazon forest nearly halved by 2050?, Reuters
22/3 - Brazilian farming will doom 40 percent of Amazon: study, Agence France-Presse
22/3 - United Kingdom: John Lewis among stores 'selling endangered hardwood', Independent
22/3 - The Mangroves an undervalued ecosystem, Afrol News
22/3 - Amazon being devastated at terrible rate, New Scientist
21/3 - Cloud over Puerto Rico rain forest, Chicago Tribune
21/3 - Indonesia: Greenpeace seeks to protect Papua's 'lost world', Agence France-Presse