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Tell the Senate to Ratify the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !

Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, nature, protection, wildlife )

- 2650 days ago -
Today, 193 countries have signed the U.N Convention on Biological Diversity. The U.S. is not one of them. In fact, the U.S. is only one of two countries--the other is Andorra--to have failed to ratify the CBD.

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SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Friday October 15, 2010, 8:00 am
ACTION TAKEN! TY dear. I'll forward this as it is unacceptable!

. (0)
Friday October 15, 2010, 8:19 am
Naturally the US is dragging its heels -- oh, so proud ...

Terrie Williams (798)
Friday October 15, 2010, 8:23 am
#17 You signed this petition on 10/15/10.

James W (262)
Friday October 15, 2010, 8:46 am

patricia lasek (317)
Friday October 15, 2010, 8:50 am
signed. Only 21 signatures. We definitely need more!

Friday October 15, 2010, 9:34 am
Noted and signed. Thank you, Cher.

. (0)
Friday October 15, 2010, 9:35 am
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Forwarded too!

Tim Redfern (581)
Friday October 15, 2010, 9:49 am
Thank you for signing the petition "Tell the Senate to Ratify the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity"

Thanks, Cher.

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Friday October 15, 2010, 10:03 am
I am soooo definitely on-board this and making sure it gets posted on groups also!!!

Please everyone; read, note, sign and share.

Rebecca Stover (33)
Friday October 15, 2010, 10:28 am
Noted, signed and tweeted. It is a disgrace that we have not signed this yet! Thank you Cher!

Erin R (181)
Friday October 15, 2010, 10:34 am

Carol H (229)
Friday October 15, 2010, 11:19 am
signed #37 and noted. thanks Cher

Daiane S (11)
Friday October 15, 2010, 11:33 am
#39. Thanks and noted.

AWAY AWHILE Cal Mendelsohn (1087)
Friday October 15, 2010, 11:47 am
Signed and noted

Carol C (97)
Friday October 15, 2010, 11:51 am
Noted. Thanks.

liz meesters (176)
Friday October 15, 2010, 11:53 am
can't sign, but noted. Thanks

Teresa P (128)
Friday October 15, 2010, 12:09 pm
noted and signed

Jon Stewart (37)
Friday October 15, 2010, 12:19 pm
I wish I had confidence that the Senate gave s**t about what we wanted... signed anyway. Miracles DO happen.

Past Member (0)
Friday October 15, 2010, 12:26 pm
Signed & Noted

Shirley S (0)
Friday October 15, 2010, 12:31 pm
USA PLEASE SIGN. This is important to our future and the world to come.

Nina Serman (108)
Friday October 15, 2010, 12:33 pm
Done, thank you Cher!

Susan Pernot (75)
Friday October 15, 2010, 12:38 pm

Toni C (508)
Friday October 15, 2010, 12:44 pm
Noted and signed... as usual America is S-L-O-W in making changes.

Friday October 15, 2010, 1:05 pm
Noted, commented and signed. Why is it so difficult for this nation to do the right thing? Thanks Cher!

Josh Townsend (34)
Friday October 15, 2010, 1:09 pm
Awesome Cher!

Angelika R (143)
Friday October 15, 2010, 1:11 pm
Jinny L -a VERY GOOD QUESTION. Yes, once again it's SHAME SHAME SHAME.. Thanks very much for this, dear Cher, all action taken of course.

Melanie Clark (13)
Friday October 15, 2010, 1:21 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks

Past Member (0)
Friday October 15, 2010, 1:37 pm
noted and signed (#157), thanks

. (1)
Friday October 15, 2010, 1:41 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Cher.

Kit B (276)
Friday October 15, 2010, 2:31 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "Tell the Senate to Ratify the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity"

Leigh B (211)
Friday October 15, 2010, 2:32 pm

Ann L (15)
Friday October 15, 2010, 2:45 pm
Noted. Sorry US only.

Alice B (241)
Friday October 15, 2010, 2:48 pm
NOTED & SIGNED: the USA government is the ethical version of the bubonic plague.

ana p (0)
Friday October 15, 2010, 3:23 pm

Stephen Hill (633)
Friday October 15, 2010, 3:32 pm
Signed and noted!

Monica D (580)
Friday October 15, 2010, 3:38 pm
Biodiversity is very important.

Rhonda Maness (580)
Friday October 15, 2010, 4:32 pm

Thank you for signing the petition "Tell the Senate to Ratify the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity"
Thanks Cher

Ann Eastman (31)
Friday October 15, 2010, 4:55 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "Tell the Senate to Ratify the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity"

Marilyn K (50)
Friday October 15, 2010, 5:15 pm
Signed and Noted!

Randall Gloege (0)
Friday October 15, 2010, 5:18 pm
Signing on to this commitment is the least we can do. In fact, the climate change we are measuring is much more serious than most of us realize. It is time for us to stop ratifying the minimum and to proceed instead to more radical and committed action

Katherine B (32)
Friday October 15, 2010, 5:26 pm
signed. Thanks...

Jason Flint (5)
Friday October 15, 2010, 5:33 pm
signed and noted

Marta B (45)
Friday October 15, 2010, 5:47 pm

Melissah C (389)
Friday October 15, 2010, 6:09 pm

Bonnie B (103)
Friday October 15, 2010, 6:34 pm
I didn't think anyone was really paying attention! Glad they are! Noted and signed! Thank you, Cher!

Lynn C (94)
Friday October 15, 2010, 8:21 pm
You bet I signed!

Past Member (0)
Friday October 15, 2010, 9:35 pm
Signed and noted, thanks

Leanne B (46)
Friday October 15, 2010, 10:40 pm

Colleen L (3)
Friday October 15, 2010, 10:41 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you

Past Member (0)
Friday October 15, 2010, 10:50 pm
It would appear that US businesses don't want the US to sign this binding agreement. Too bad, they do NOT own our government, no matter how much they have paid to buy it. I never sold my share! The politicians need to support it to get it signed and if they don't, VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE. We are the people and we have the power to vote them in or out of office or even impeach them if necessary. We have the power, and it's far past time that we use it. Why should we let a few rich individuals use their companies to destroy our world?

Colin Hope (243)
Friday October 15, 2010, 10:53 pm
Noted and signed!!

Lars Pardo (68)
Friday October 15, 2010, 11:20 pm
why would we sign on to protect biodiversity?

USDA kills over 1M animals/yr (mixed species) on behalf of the cattle/sheep industry, we hunt wolves, foxes, caribou, bears (polar, grissly, black etc), pigeons, deer, prairie dog, etc etc etc etc using helicopters, traps, exotic poisons.
' We got an industry to support ' which is far more important than biodiversity

The US didn't sign on to ban land mines, or to the Law of the Sea, or to the human rights law etc. Why would I be surprised that they want an escape clause & don't want to sign up for bio-diversity -

God forbid we cut our consumption !!

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 12:08 am
Signed, noted, and star sent to Cher.

Jo Hofreiter (20)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 12:13 am


Darlene W (63)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 12:48 am
noted, signed, thanks

Arild Gone for now (174)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 1:02 am
#395 signed, TY Cher.

Eugene C (3)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 1:26 am
Biodiversity is the life blood of our planet, just as our bodies need nutrients from all the diverse foods available to us, the planet requires the full diversity of plant, mineral, animal and insect life to maintain it's health. lt could probably do without the human component! We just seem to keep interfering and thinking we can do it better, quicker and with less work. When will we learn? Nature has all the answers we are just not listening!

Ben O (172)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 1:51 am

Norm C (74)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 1:56 am

connie saldana (42)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 1:58 am
signed 3 400 and noted

Stephen Mahoney (19)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 2:22 am

Ritva J (115)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 3:03 am

Mike M (43)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 4:30 am
noted signed

Olga L. (8)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 5:26 am

Renata S (11)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 5:36 am
Noted but unfortunately I couln't sign (This petition sends letters to an individual's specific elected officials based on their address. You must live in the U.S. to sign this petition.)

Beverly L (72)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 6:29 am
The U.S. needs to stop dragging its feet on this and move it. Noted and signed.

Esther Z (94)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 7:31 am
Noted and signed.

Robert B (60)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 7:38 am
Our biggest enemy of biological diversity is corporate lack of responsibility and too often plain old corporate greed.

John Goodspeed (79)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 8:48 am
Why are we bent on being the international "Bad Guy"?

It is terrible for our image in the world. It's an affront to real scientists everywhere. It is, quite simply, suicidal to refuse to insist on valuing dollars over any real future for hummanity.

Allison Killion (28)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 9:09 am
thank you

Charlene Rush (2)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 9:38 am
We signed, but will they listen?

Ana Tendeiro (9)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 10:52 am
Just signed.

Patrick M (22)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 12:10 pm
Hoefully this will help, thanks for trying to change this world 1 thing at a time.

Chiara C (23)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 12:54 pm
You must get rid of Monsanto first. :P

Brian M (0)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 5:02 pm
actioin taken

Mary L (132)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 5:10 pm
noted and signed

Susan Pernot (75)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 5:35 pm
519 signatures so far 500 more to go.

Valerie W (135)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 7:40 pm
Signed & noted

Saturday October 16, 2010, 10:23 pm
Here's another signature.

Brenda M (133)
Sunday October 17, 2010, 6:26 am
N'd and Signed, Thanks Cher.

Thank you for signing the petition "Tell the Senate to Ratify the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity"
Help reach our goal of 1000 signatures!
559 signatures

Suzanna van der Voort (271)
Sunday October 17, 2010, 9:54 am
Signed, shared, sent invitations and noted with thanks Cher.

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Sunday October 17, 2010, 6:49 pm
Signed & Shared on Facebook!!!

Jennifer M (78)
Monday October 18, 2010, 10:24 am
Signed and noted.

Janyce S (12)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 4:19 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 8:05 am

ChanTlalok Rain C (363)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 1:55 pm
thanx Cher for chering. noted & signed.

SANDRA R (144)
Friday October 22, 2010, 4:06 am
Noted and forwarded! Thank you Cher!!

jane richmond (10)
Monday November 1, 2010, 11:11 am

Hannah H (98)
Monday November 1, 2010, 3:40 pm
Noted & signed!

Angelflowers D (84)
Friday January 29, 2016, 3:33 pm
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