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Save Saimaa Ringed Seal From Extinction!


Animals  (tags: extinction, seal )

Apolonia
- 412 days ago - avaaz.org
The Saimaa ringed seal (Pusa hispida saimensis) is currently under imminent threat of extinction with only 300 of them left. This world's most endangered seal can only be found in Lake Saimaa in Finland. Humans are their sole enemy.



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Apolonia Pl (400)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 2:44 pm
The Saimaa ringed seal (Pusa hispida saimensis) is currently under imminent threat of extinction with only 300 of them left. This world's most endangered seal can only be found in Lake Saimaa in Finland.

Humans are their sole enemy. Banning net fishing only part of the year has not been efficient enough. Straight after allowing net fishing on July this year, several seal pups were found drowned in nets. Fishing restrictions need to be year-round. Nesting peace is also essential for Saimaa ringed seal's survival. Coastal building in their habitats must be strictly limited.

We have to act now, before it is too late! It would be a tremendous shame if these lovely creatures would be extinct! Please sign this petition!
 

Pat B. (354)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 3:07 pm
Thank you, Apolonia. Already signed, and passing on.
 

AniMae Chi (407)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 4:11 pm
Thanks for signing -- your name has been added to this petition!.
10,253 signers.
 

Jelica R. (157)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 4:26 pm
Signed, #10,255
 

Beth M. (46)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 4:27 pm
..x
 

Apolonia Pl (400)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 4:28 pm
Over 9 000 signatures still needed....
 

Kay M. (351)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 7:00 pm
done
 

Shana M. (60)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 10:24 pm
signed and noted
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 10:38 pm
Done too cheers
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 10:53 pm
They're so cute...S+S-thx Apolonia
 

Ilona V. (0)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 12:53 am
Thanks. Signed & noted.
 

Danuta Watola (1199)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 3:05 am
noted
 

Autumn S. (149)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 5:36 am
Thanks for signing -- your name has been added to this petition!.
 

June M. (104)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 5:56 am
Thanks for signing -- your name has been added to this petition!
10,274signers. Let's reach 20,000
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 6:21 am
Signed 9 seconds ago United States of America

Beautiful animal, so unique for markings, what a shame so little thought is given to all of Creation.
 

Constance F. (433)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 6:48 am
Thank you for posting this ~
previously signed and shared
If you accidentally sign a petition twice, you'll only be counted once.
 

Barbara F. (64)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 8:20 am
Noted & Signed, Thanks Apolonia!
 

Andrea Nemec (219)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 10:38 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!
 

Ljiljana Milic (100)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 1:18 pm
RECENT SIGNERS 8 seconds ago Ljiljana Milic,
& Noted & Thanks for posting Apolonia.
 

Kim O. (399)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 4:46 pm
Signed for sure! Thanks Apolonia!!
 

back soon no-mail (388)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 9:14 pm
Signer 10,319. Thank you dear Apolonia!
 

Mary R. (256)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 10:56 pm
NOTED AND SIGNED
 

Aud nordby (713)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 11:18 pm
N&S
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 12:02 am
Signed and noted with thanks.
 

Veselin Varbanov (23)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 12:45 am
Signed and noted!
 

Nyack Clancy (435)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 1:00 am
I think I signed in the past- it told me this-

If you accidentally sign a petition twice, you'll only be counted once.
 

Dwain La'Brooy (331)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 1:40 am
S+N. Thanks Apolonia!
 

Kenneth L. (314)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 1:46 am
Signed, thanks Apolonia! Keep your petitions coming!
 

. (0)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 1:49 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Apolonia!
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 2:25 am
Signed. It's a very beautiful seal. I hope it survives.
 

Emma S. (227)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 2:29 am
Done! Thanks, Apolonia.
 

Apolonia Pl (400)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 2:31 am
Yes I hope so too. 10337 signatures so far...
 

Frans Badenhorst (552)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 3:05 am
beautiful animal.....thanks for posting Apolonia

signed

10,337 signers. Let's reach 20,000

 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 3:15 am
Thanks for signing -- your name has been added to this petition!.
 

Jeaneen A. (129)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 4:08 am
signed
 

Antonella C. (86)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 4:11 am
signed!

Animals are better than humans!! Let's save all animals to save mankind!
 

Susan B. (64)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 4:28 am
Signed
 

Nils Anders Lunde (550)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 4:34 am
N&S
 

Ben Oscarsito (337)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 5:22 am
Done!
http://nestorisaatio.fi/thesaimaa.htm
 

Fi T. (16)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 5:43 am
Let's do something for this beautiful life
 

Kerstin Strobl (345)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 6:01 am
Signed, thank you Apolonia
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 6:57 am
S+N
 

Sandi C. (236)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 7:46 am
signed earlier.
 

ChristinaAWAY C. (40)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 10:02 am
Noted & signed, thank you!
 

Ela V. (84)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 11:29 am
thanks, signed
 

Sascha Harper (296)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 2:15 pm
noted and already signed :)
 

Ruth M. (252)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 3:24 pm
Done
 

Marlene Patino (131)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 3:53 pm
Signed my friend!!!!!
 

Nimue P. (243)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 6:38 pm
S&N
 

Vicky P. (464)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 9:04 pm
noted, signed, shared
 

Tom Tree (254)
Friday August 2, 2013, 7:33 am

Sure hope so!
Signed, Noted & Shared !
Thank You for bringing to OUR attention !
 

Marianne B. (113)
Friday August 2, 2013, 11:03 pm
s & n
 

Alice C. (1797)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 3:13 pm
Signed
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 8:47 am
AVAAZ Petition signed.

Ty, Apolonia.
.
 

liz meesters (176)
Friday August 9, 2013, 12:41 pm
signed & noted, thanks
 

Christeen Anderson (490)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 10:58 am
N&S
 

John Holton (360)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 12:36 pm
Take action
 

Birgit W. (144)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 12:44 pm
Signed.
 

Inge Bjorkman (142)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 2:27 pm
Signed

Love
 

Ros G. (91)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 3:20 pm
Thanks for the forward, Dandelion....signed with pleasure
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 3:58 pm
Signed Thanks Dandelion for letting me know about this
 

S J. (116)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 4:47 pm
Done, thanks Apolonia, thanks Dandelion fwd
 

Lauren Kozen (159)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 5:13 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks for the forward Dandelion.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 5:42 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Apolonia....and Dandelion for the link.
 

Susan Allen (221)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 8:14 pm
Noted, signed and shared.
 

Arild Warud (164)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 3:37 am
Signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 6:34 am
What a beautiful animal...signed and shared, thanks Apolonia and Dandelion for the link.
 

Apolonia Pl (400)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 6:56 am
I was also enchanted by her beauty at first look! There are 10,479 signers. Let's reach 20,000 ...
 

Phillipa W. (199)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 12:13 pm
signed and noted.
 

Jude Hand (59)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 1:50 pm
Noted. A privilege to have signed and tweeted.
 

Michael Carney (209)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 10:58 pm
Noted, and signed...Thanks for the forward Apolonia...
 

SuSanne P. (182)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 7:57 am
Thank you Apolonia and thanks to Dandelion for forwarding my way. I have a PET PEEVE with slaughter of seals being from Newfoundland and a century of my family slaughtering, stuffing, and to this day find no wrong in their actions.
Thanks for signing -- your name has been added to this petition!.
 

SuSanne P. (182)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 7:59 am
Yes IT IS A PRIVILEGE TO SIGN as the shame I feel about my family will never cease to exist.
 

Anne P. (249)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 8:20 am
Gladly signed and noted - thanks for informing us, dear Apolonia!
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 8:00 pm
always loved seals.
EVERY CREATURE COUNTS
SIGNED!!!!
 

alicia m. (100)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 12:56 am
noted,signed, gracias y gracias dandelion
 

Birgitta S. (231)
Monday April 7, 2014, 10:58 am
OH, TY: APOLONIA DEAR.

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Colin Hope (244)
Friday April 11, 2014, 4:49 am
Hey Brigitta.............. I've signed this petition 3x now?
Thanks, Apolonia.......
 

Helmut H. (28)
Friday April 11, 2014, 4:53 am
Noted & signed, thanks Apolonia!
 

Helmut H. (28)
Friday April 11, 2014, 4:57 am
I signed it twice with different emails!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday April 11, 2014, 4:59 am
Signed!!
 

Alexandra G. (221)
Friday April 11, 2014, 5:15 am
noted and signed, thanks
 

Frank G. (208)
Friday April 11, 2014, 5:22 am
Signed the petition. It's just unthinkable to not take whatever measures are necessary to save this beautiful animal in its lake from dying off the Earth forever. Economic needs must be put aside; there are other sources of fish and other places to build.
 

Marianne R. (101)
Friday April 11, 2014, 6:00 am
noted and signed, thanks
 

Cinzia Palamara (64)
Friday April 11, 2014, 6:04 am
Signed. thanks Apolonia for posting and my dear friend Birgitta for forwarding
 

Michela m. (3924)
Friday April 11, 2014, 6:14 am
S&N
 

barb horban (46)
Friday April 11, 2014, 6:20 am
Noted Signed Shared
 

Dawn Mason (108)
Friday April 11, 2014, 7:18 am
Done!
 

Kathleen R. (203)
Friday April 11, 2014, 7:43 am
Signed and noted. Thank you Birgitta and Apolonia
 

Julie E. (345)
Friday April 11, 2014, 8:11 am
11,847 signers. Let's reach 20,000. Signed and tweeted.
 

Dave C. (214)
Friday April 11, 2014, 8:12 am
done, maybe more than once.
 

Barry T. (858)
Friday April 11, 2014, 8:24 am
noted, signed, shared - thanks!
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (383)
Friday April 11, 2014, 8:32 am
Noted and signed, thanks Apolonia and Brigitta for forwarding.
 

Dimitris Dallis (2)
Friday April 11, 2014, 9:35 am
Thank you Apolonia :) Signed with extra pleasure :)
And thank you Birgitta and Laurence forward this :)
 

Apolonia Pl (400)
Friday April 11, 2014, 9:47 am
11 855 signatures so far...
 

Sabine H. (177)
Friday April 11, 2014, 10:30 am
Signed...!!!
 

Daniel Colombo (19)
Friday April 11, 2014, 1:14 pm
s & n
 

Stuart Thomas (508)
Friday April 11, 2014, 1:15 pm
Signed and submitted.

 

gabriele jefferson (147)
Friday April 11, 2014, 2:08 pm
noted, signed, shared on fb, twitter, google+, thx.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Friday April 11, 2014, 2:28 pm
signed
 

Val M. (76)
Friday April 11, 2014, 4:37 pm
N&S. ."11,868 signers. Let's reach 20,000."
 

Alex Keir (1)
Friday April 11, 2014, 4:48 pm
Noted and signed
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Friday April 11, 2014, 5:58 pm
ALREADY S & S.
 

Nicole L. (60)
Friday April 11, 2014, 7:02 pm
S & N.
 

Walter Firth (64)
Friday April 11, 2014, 8:39 pm
Signed Apalonia
 

Artur Bodenmueller (103)
Friday April 11, 2014, 10:07 pm
Gemacht
 

Mariann Rannenberg (151)
Friday April 11, 2014, 10:43 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks, Sweetie!!
 

Marie W. (65)
Friday April 11, 2014, 11:11 pm
S&N
 

Fran F. (111)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 12:09 am
Signed and noted. Thank you very much, Apolonia.
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (45)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 12:26 am
Signed. Thanks.
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 12:36 am
Signed. This seal is so beautiful.
 

sharon wardle (96)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 12:51 am
Signed, shared & noted
 

Victoria Pohrebna (269)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 1:23 am
Signed.
 

Ruth M. (252)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 2:47 am
Already done August last year pity there haven't been more signatures!!! Come on animal loving people!!!
 

Apolonia Pl (400)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 2:58 am
11 881 signatures after almost a year... Not too much indeed. But this petition should be delivered to "The government of Finland" to show our support, ASAP...
 

Tanya W. (50)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 4:50 am
Noted & signed.
 

Danny M. (82)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 5:41 am
Signed. Thank you, Apolonia!
 

Donna T. (0)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 7:53 am
signed
 

John Holton (360)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 8:27 am
S and N
 

Aino M. (0)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 8:33 am
done
 

Ismail A away for some time (201)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 10:15 am
Noted and signed , thank you
 

Artur Bodenmueller (103)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 10:32 am
gemacht
 

Laurie H. (714)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 11:20 am
Signed & Gladly Shared~~~~ Many Thanks!~~~
 

Winn Adams (192)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 11:46 am
Signed
 

Dan Nickerson (178)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 11:51 am
Article noted and petition signed.
 

Alexandra G. (221)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 12:12 pm
noted and signed, thanks
 

lee e. (114)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 12:39 pm
S+N - hopefully my computer is rebounding from a nasty virus, so far so good -- I've been absent a while due to this malady!
 

Alison A. (235)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 12:56 pm
Signed and noted, thanks.
 

Jeannet Bertelink (118)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 1:02 pm
Signed, ty
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 1:48 pm
11,918 signers. Let's reach 20,000
Thank you
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 2:13 pm
Signed
 

Apolonia Pl (400)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 2:32 pm
Let's reach 12 000 and deliver that petition to the gov. of Finland at last!...
 

A F. (131)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 3:04 pm
done thanks
 

Annemie O. (157)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 3:08 pm
N & S
 

Patricia GG (107)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 3:35 pm
signed and will circulate to all my friends. For certain these are too precious to lose them.
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 4:09 pm
Noted and Signed Tks...Apolonia......
 

Gabriela Baldaia (97)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 4:20 pm
Just signed !! thank you, Apolonia.
 

Janis K. (101)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 4:29 pm
Signed and noted, thanks.
 

Neill Abayon (721)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 4:42 pm
Noted signed and shared. Thanks!
 

Robert Tomlinson (65)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 6:09 pm
Signed and Noted!
 

isabelle f. (44)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 6:09 pm
Signed !!Many thanks Apolonia
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 6:41 pm
Signed.
 

Jude Hand (59)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 7:15 pm
Already noted and signed, so just tweeted again.
 

Lyn Romaine (107)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 7:18 pm
Signed and Noted.
 

MelindaAWAY K. (172)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 8:14 pm
Signed, thanks
 

Julie P. (55)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 8:24 pm
Thank you Apolonia. Singed and shared.
 

Gino Costa (0)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 11:11 pm
done
 

Marianne B. (113)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 11:14 pm
S.& N.
 

alicia m. (100)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 12:08 am
noted, signed, gracias
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 3:43 am
Done!
 

Glen Venezio (50)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 5:53 am
signed
 

AwayPlzNoMail V. (171)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 6:45 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you
 

Pamela W. (75)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 9:43 am
Noted and Signed !! First time I've ever heard of (or seen) them - they are so BEAUTIFUL !! Thanks to Apolonia for the post + to Patrica G for the forward !!!
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (261)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 9:53 am
Spam Scam flagged
petition has been signed
Stop the slaughter of innocents
 

Sherri Martin (159)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 1:08 pm
Noted, Signed and Shared to Facebook
 

Rhonda B. (102)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 2:14 pm
N & S
 

Laetitia SCHARTNER (172)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 3:23 pm
S.N
 

federico bortoletto (34)
Monday April 14, 2014, 9:54 am
N & S
 

kate k g (481)
Monday April 14, 2014, 10:27 am
N&S thank you Apolonia
 

Yvonne F. (172)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 10:58 am
Thanks for posting this great petition!!!!!
 

Helmut H. (28)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 11:08 am
Noted, signed & shared, thanks Apolonia!
 

Irene S. (62)
Friday April 18, 2014, 4:41 am
Done
 

anonymous X. (93)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 3:04 pm
Thank you Apolonia and Patricia R.
 

Joy T. (263)
Monday April 21, 2014, 4:09 am
Already signed!
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 9:17 am
Signed
 
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