Prevent the electrocution of Costa Rican wildlife
  • Petitioned Grupo I.C.E., and the Costa Rican Government

This petition was delivered to:

Environmental Issues Department
Grupo I.C.E., and the Costa Rican Government
Coordinator for environmental issues for ICE

Prevent the electrocution of Costa Rican wildlife

    1. Juan-Carlo Bones
    2. Petition by

      Juan-Carlo Bones

      gowerton, United Kingdom

Studies show that an estimated 50% of arboreal wildlife was killed between 1995 and 2007 in Costa Rica, and the main course attributed to electrocution on the governments un-insulated electrical grid. Many of these electrocutions happen within national park boundaries.


From the outside, it appears the Costa Rican government does not think wildlife electrocutions are of much concern, and therefore, there is no policy in place to insulate electrical wires or engage in the building of monkey bridges across these dangerous lines. When monkeys try crossing from canopy to canopy they use these uninsulated electrical lines and wind up being electrocuted and fried. Sometimes, a baby monkey is found, still clinging onto its dead mothers tummy and unable to survive on its own.

PLEASE sign this petition to support the prevention of wildlife electrocutions in Costa Rica, or simply if you do not agree with the occurrence of electrocutions. We need to document the incidents, locations, witnesses, ICE post #'s, and any other available data, and send it to ICE.

In signing the petition you agree that:

I feel strongly that the Costa Rican Government should immediately insulate all electric lines and transformers, in order to stop the electrocution of Costa Rica's precious wildlife. This is an issue that needs urgent attention from the Costa Rican government. The beautiful wilderness and wildlife of Costa Rica should be protected for all residents of mother earth, and for all future generations.

Espanol: Estoy fuertemente convencido de que el Gobierno de Costa Rica deberia inmediatamente aislar todas las lineas electricas y sus transformadores, de manera que se pueda parar las electrocuciones de la preciosa vida silvestre de Costa Rica. Este es un asunto critico que requiere la attencion urgente del gobierno de Costa Rica . La preciosa vida silvestre y bosques de Costa Rica debe ser protegida por todos los habitantes de la madre tierra y por sus generaciones futuras

We need at least 100,000 signatures, to be able to request an audience regarding this issue. ANYBODY OUT THERE WANT TO HELP ?

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 5,000 signatures
    2. A whopping 3500 sigs, yet we still need MORE!!!`

      Juan-Carlo Bones
      Petition Organizer

      A huge thanks to everyone for pushing this petition, reaching 3500 is a big deal, and the continued support everyone has shown is amazing! But if we aim to reach our december target of 10k, then we need to do more.

      The wildlife of Costa Rica has no voice, so we have to speak up for the wrong doings towards it's rare, exotic and endangered beauty. If everyone who has signed this petition gets just two people to sign over the next month we will be well on target to reach our goals.

      People sometimes say that their voice doesn't count, and ignore the point in taking two seconds out to sign things - this is untrue EVERY SIGNATURE COUNTS! And by signing this petition you are helping the countless thousands of others from all over the world join in to voice our disgust at the tragedies that are occurring in one of the most important and biodiverse countries in the world.

      Help prevent the electrocution of Costa Rican wildlife, and let your voice be heard.


    3. Reached 3,000 signatures
    4. Continued support bringing us close to our first weekly goal of 1,000 names

      Juan-Carlo Bones
      Petition Organizer

      A great effort on everyone's part for pushing support for this cause and in doing so we are nearing our first weekly goal of 1,000 signatures. This is only the beginning and we need to press hard and fast to make the world aware of the petition.Thanx

    5. Reached 750 signatures
    6. Over 400 signatures in one day!

      Juan-Carlo Bones
      Petition Organizer

      Support for the cause has been outstanding, in the first day we have already gained over 400 signatories. If everyone keeps spreading the word this number will raise exponentially and the Costa Rican government will have to listen. Thank you all x

    7. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Tracey Smith ESCAZU, COSTA RICA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because humans invaded an area where the monkeys lived, if we live there we should do everything we can to keep them safe. Insulate your power lines!!

    • Rachel Taninecz FAIRFAX, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      These beautiful creatures deserve our protection. We can enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica without killing it's natural inhabitants.

    • Lindsay Byers BARRIE, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because I LOVE and treasure animals.

    • Jeff Byers BARRIE, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because I love animals, and we need to protect all species from harmful human conditions

    • Rhonda Holloway WHITBY,ONT, COSTA RICA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because the monkey is a beautiful creature and has as much right as we do to exist. They are also a large part of the Eco system


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