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The Centro Colibri` in Trieste, Italy, is about to be dismantled and its hummingbirds to be packed and transferred elsewhere, a move that will mean certain death for these delicate creatures. Please, sign the petition and speak out for the hummingbirds


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Julie P (54)
Sunday December 19, 2010, 7:34 am
A short background:

The “Centro Colibrì” in Trieste (colibri` means hummingbird in Italian) hosts several hummingbirds couples, donated by Peru` and other South American countries to Italy.
The hummingbirds have managed to reproduced in captivity at the Centro Colibrì (a very rare occurrence) and the results of the studies on these “Italian” hummingbirds, might help in raising these birds also in the wilderness, saving them from extinction.

Today this hummingbirds, several of which were born in Trieste, are about to die because of the Italian Government: in December 2010, the Minister for the Environment Stefania Prestigiacomo declared: “We won’t give no more public contribution for those birds”, even if the Centro cost the government less than €40,000: less than a local botanic garden. The Minister for the Environment, with the help of the “Corpo Forestale”, will try to transfer the hummingbirds, to make them die silently away from the eyes of the public. In this way, nobody will be able to document the tragedy.

The life of these animals are in the hands of Stefania Prestigiacomo.
Please, ask her to change her mind.
Let’s save the last hummingbirds “ex-situ” of the world
Let’s ask her to stop the lethal transfer of these animals!

Alison A (244)
Monday December 20, 2010, 1:57 pm
A translation would be helpful, I didn't know what button to press... I think I have signed, thanks Julie.

Robert O (12)
Monday December 20, 2010, 2:28 pm

Elaine C. (0)
Monday December 20, 2010, 2:35 pm
Instead of killing them why don't they ask if some other hummingbird shelter will take them. There is one such place in Tucson, AZ ecarlton

Carol H (229)
Monday December 20, 2010, 2:44 pm
signed and noted, thanks Julie

Nancy Roussy (79)
Tuesday December 21, 2010, 8:32 am
Signed and noted, thank you!

alicia m (97)
Thursday January 6, 2011, 1:31 am
noted, signed, shared, gracias

mary f (200)
Thursday January 6, 2011, 4:35 am

Barbara DelGiudice (123)
Thursday January 6, 2011, 11:35 am
Signed I will keep these precious birds in my daily prayers. :)

Vinnie m (333)
Friday January 7, 2011, 10:16 pm
O.K. Julie, Noted and Signed. I hope they wake up and realize that Hummingbirds transfer fruit seeds from Plant to plant. God put them here for a reason. They serve a purpose. What ignorance and disregard for doing The Right Thing. Or I hope their Tourism suffers. So there!!
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