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Petitioning Pedro Castillo Terrones , UNESCO, Ministerio del Ambiente Perú, Fabiola Muñoz, Poder Judicial peru, Ministerio de Justicia y DDHH Perú, Ministerio de cultura Perú, Greenpeace USA, World Wildlife Fu...

NO AL CONCENTRADO DE MINERAL EN LA RESERVA NACIONAL DE PARACAS

Hola amigo, Paracas te necesita, está en riesgo. Lee el texto y únete a salvar miles de especies.  El puerto de Paracas quiere transportar, almacenar y exportar concentrado de mineral, este contenido es altamente tóxico y todo el cargamento atravesaría por la Reserva Nacional de Paracas donde viven miles de especies, entre ellas, unas en peligro de extinción. Algunas de las especies más conocidas que habitan ahí son delfines, pingüinos, lobos de mar, flamencos, pelícanos, tortugas, etc. Es una zona de migración para más de 200 especies de aves de todo el mundo que han venido durante años, incluso desde antes de las culturas pre incaicas. Habitan 36 especies de mamíferos, 10 de reptiles, 168 de peces entre otras, volviendo este un ecosistema único y clave a nivel mundial. El riesgo de fugas y volcaduras de camiones es muy alto en esta área, los accidentes no son extraños dentro de la reserva. Y los vientos de Paracas pueden llegar hasta a 70km/h. Si uno de estos camiones se vuelca o hay fugas en el manejo del material minero, que suelen ser frecuentes ya que no existe una tecnología 100% hermética, se generaría una catástrofe ambiental contaminando el ecosistema y a la población de Paracas y Pisco. Para evidencias y más información puedes ver el instagram: @todosxparacas https://instagram.com/todosxparacas?igshid=1oqit03r2to7r Ayúdanos con tu firma a detener esto. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ English:  SAY NO TO ORE CONCENTRATE IN THE PARACAS NATIONAL RESERVE Hello friends, Paracas is in danger and needs your help. Please read the information below and join us to save thousands of species!  The Paracas shipping port wants to transport, store, and export ore concentrate. This material is highly toxic. All this cargo will travel through the Paracas National Reserve in Peru where thousands of species, some in danger of extinction, live. The most well-known of these species include dolphins, penguins, sea lions, flamingos, pelicans, and sea turtles. Paracas has been a zone of migration for more than 200 species of birds from all around the world for years, dating back to before pre-Incan civilizations. 36 species of mammals, 10 species of reptiles, and 168 species of fish, among others, call the Paracas home, making it a key unique ecosystem at a global level.  The risk of trucks leaking and overturning is very high; accidents are not uncommon in the reserve. Wind speeds in Paracas can reach up to 70 km/h. If one of these trucks used in the transport of ore concentrate tips over or leaks, which is frequent as 100% airtight technology does not exist, it could produce an environmental catastrophe by contaminating the ecosystem and populations of Paracas and neighboring city of Pisco.    For more information and evidence, visit our instagram: @todosxparacas https://instagram.com/todosxparacas?igshid=1oqit03r2to7r Help us stop this by signing below! 

Todos Paracas
303,106 supporters
Petitioning Joko Widodo, Kementerian Kehutanan dan Lingkungan Hidup, Gubernur Bengkulu, Menteri Kehutanan dan Lingkungan Hidup, Siti Nurbaya Bakar, Menteri Energi dan Sumber Daya Manusia, Animal lovers and wil...

SAVE BONA’S HOME!! SAY NO TO SEBLAT COAL MINING!

The critically endangered Sumatran elephant population of the Seblat Landscape Area, North Bengkulu, Sumatra is under renewed threat due to the coal mining company PT INMAS ABADI attempting to obtain 600+ hectares of this protected forest to expand their coal output. This process is happening through local government avenues and we request immediate intervention from the highest levels of office in Indonesia to help maintain TWA Seblat Conservation and Landscape Area as it is intended to be. A habitat for the Sumatran elephant and many other endangered species. TWA Seblat is also Bona’s home at the ECC (Elephant Conservation Center) and is home to 12 elephants. Bona is the youngest and is an 8 year old orphaned Sumatran elephant calf in the care of the Elephant Conservation Centre (ECC) in Seblat, North Bengkulu, Sumatra. Bona survived from an early age due to the amazing efforts from a team of passionate supporters from all over the world helping Bona by providing life saving milk supplements and has now become one of Bengkulu’s tourist icons to visit in the province of Bengkulu. On behalf of all of our global and local supporters, we are shocked to hear the ECC in Seblat Bengkulu will be relocated along with Bona and her family of elephants to accommodate an expansion of coal mining in the protected TWA Seblat Conservation and Landscape Area. SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP THE COAL MINING IN TWA SEBLAT! FULL DETAILS Seblat natural landscape, at the border of North Bengkulu and Mukomuko regencies, is the last “home” for the habitat of Sumateran elephant (Elephas maximus Sumatranus), the last that remains in Bengkulu Province. Forest depreciation due to various interests had narrowed down the living space of this endangered animal that leads to their population decline. Based on the survey by the Bengkulu – Lampung Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) with the Human – Elephant Conflict Mitigation (MKMG) team in 2004-2009, the estimated population of the Air Ipuh – Air Teramang elephant group was 47. In 2010, based on WCS-IP data, the elephant group population in the specific function Production Forest of Elephant Training Center (PLG) Seblat – HPT Lebong Kandis, the elephant group was estimated to be between 60-100. Then, in 2017, based on the data from Bengkulu – Lampung BKSDA, the estimated population of Production Forest (HP) elephant groups in Air Rami – HPT Lebong Kandis was 37 elephants. Disruptions to its habitat and the increasingly narrowing living space have contributed to perpetuate the conflict between humans and elephants, which have never been handled properly to date. This condition will be aggravated by granting PT Inmas Abadi its coal mining permit (IUP) in Seblat natural landscape from the related parties. Based on the team's investigation, the IUP of PT Inmas Abadi around the location of HPT Lebong Kandis and Seblat TWA had been issued multiple times since 1996. The latest permit was issued in 2017 based on the Decree of Bengkulu Governor number I.315. DESDM, 2017, concerning the IUP for production operation in North Bengkulu Regency covering an area of 4,051 ha. Based on the analysis from Genesis Bengkulu, 735 ha of concessions were within the TWA Seblat, 1,915 ha in HPT Lebong Kandis Register 69, and 540 ha was within the convertible production forests (HPK). To obtain the area in TWA Seblat where Seblat Elephant Training Center (PLG) located, PT Inmas Abadi had correspondence with the Minister of Environment and Forestry requesting the area release for mining. Regarding this condition, the joined Civil Society Organization (CSO) in Seblat Landscape Rescue Coalition, Bengkulu, considered the IUP issuance of the coal mine production operation signed by the Acting Governor of Bengkulu, Rohidin Mersyah, in October 2017, as a major threat to the future of Sumatran elephants due to the mining concession is the key habitat for the elephants. "With the regulatory approach, for whatever reason, granting IUP for PT Inmas Abadi is a mistake, since it does not supported by a solid argumentation. The income generated by coal mining that will only benefit a handful of people is minuscule compared with the ecological burden that the people will receive, including the loss of the elephants’ living space," said the Head of Kanopi Bengkulu, Ali Akbar. According to Ali, the threat of clean water crisis will also haunt the communities in the sub-districts of Putri Hijau and Marga Sakti Seblat, which have been relying their water access on Seblat River. To date, the people in the communities are utilizing the clean water from Seblat River, including the residents in the villages of Suka Baru, Suka Maju, Suka Merindu, Suka Medan, Suka Negara, Karya Jaya, Talang Arah, and Pasar Seblat. The Director of WALHI Bengkulu, Beni Ardiansyah, has considered that the plan for coal mining owned by PT Inmas Abadi in TWA Seblat that requires the release of Seblat TWA forest areas is very contrary to the principle of legal certainty over the status of forest areas. "A forest area whose legal status has been designated as an area with conservation as the main function has to be maintained because a solid legal status will definitely be the main instrument in the process of protection and preservation of a said forest area," said Beni. The Director of Genesis Bengkulu, Uli Artha Siagian, also considered that forest release, especially for mining, would destroy the region's services as a life support. The government prioritizes the sustainability of mining rather than ecological safety by breaking through the existing regulations. This action is signified by issuing the mining permit for PT Inmas Abadi production operations with the status of "Clean and Clear,” even though the area is a conservation forest. "We had sent two requests for IUP data and AMDAL PT Inmas to ESDM, but we have not received even one reply to date, and this leaves a big question mark," Uli said. Not only destroying the life support area, coal mining in Seblat natural landscape is a threat to the village’s tourism activities around TWA Seblat. The Director of PT Alesha Wisata, Krishna Gamawan, said that the collaboration between tourism and conservation was running well in TWA Seblat as the (Analisis Mengenai Dampak Lingkungan/Environmental Impact Analysis) documents of embodiment of conservation activities and the effort to improve the livelihood of rural communities around TWA Seblat. In the collaboration between PT Alesha Wisata, Ulayat Foundation, and Seblat Ecotourism Forum in Sukabaru Village, there are 29 forum members consisting of the village youth, village government, to independent groups that provide Seblat tourism packages that include exploring the Sumatran elephant habitat. "The tourism activities that have been initiated are then threatened by the existence of coal mining operation, and this is very worrying, because we know, tourism will be the backbone of the government's program in diminishing poverty, not anything else," he explained. The Coordinator of Bengkulu Rare Flower Community (Komunitas Peduli Puspa Langka – KPPL), Sofian Ramadhan, said that the Seblat natural landscape is not only the home to wildlife such as Sumatran elephants, Sumatran tigers, sun bears, tapirs, hornbills, and other types of fauna, but also the largest native habitat of the world’s biggest flower, Rafflesia arnoldii. "The effort to demand changes in the area to become a coal mining operation by PT Inmas Abadi in TWA Seblat is bound to destroy the forest ecosystem, which results in the destruction of all biodiversity in it. Therefore, the Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya must stop this mining plan," said Sofian. For this condition, the alliance demands: 1. The Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya to maintain Seblat landscape forest area to be the home to the charismatic Sumatran elephant in Bengkulu region and refuse all requests from PT Inmas Abadi to obtain a borrowing permit to use the forest areas for mining. 2. The Acting Governor of Bengkulu, Rohidin Mersyah, to revoke PT Inmas Abadi's Mining Business License (IUP) and to conduct a moratorium on granting the IUP mining in Bengkulu Province. 3. The Department of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) to disclose the IUP production operations documents of PT Inmas Abadi. 4. The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to revoke PT Inmas Abadi's CnC status. Seblat Landscape Rescue Coalition: Kanopi Bengkulu, Walhi Bengkulu, Genesis, Ulayat, Alesha Wisata, KPPL Bengkulu, Komunitas Mangrove Bengkulu, Rafflesia Motions Productions, Elephant Care Community (ECC) Seblat, Rekam Nusantara, Forum Kader Konservasi Indonesia (FK3I) Bengkulu, Lingkar Institute, Bengkulu Heritage, Yayasan Berdiri Nusantara Sejahtera, Komunitas untuk Hutan Sumatera, Animal Sanctuary Trust Indonesia and HIMPADI KETRINA. 

Seblat Landscape Rescue Coalition
312,301 supporters
Petitioning Greenpeace USA

Unámonos a favor del AMAZONAS. ¡Cesemos los incendios y paremos la deforestación!

El Amazonas representa el hogar de más de 600 especies de animales y aves, algunas que son únicas en su especie y corren el riesgo de extinguirse. Se trata del único lugar con la diversidad animal más extensa del planeta. Lamentablemente los medios tradicionales y las autoridades están haciendo caso omiso a esta tragedia que está ocurriendo. Son 17 días que el Amazonas está siendo consumido por un voraz incendio, días en los cuales no se ha declarado como alerta ambiental. Además son varios años que el Amazonas está siendo talado indiscriminadamente, el oxígeno generado en esa región representa el 20% utilizado por todos los seres humanos.  El Amazonas necesita toda la ayuda que podamos brindarle, a causa de esta situación miles de familias se están quedando sin hogar, sin alimento y desprotegidos. Llamamos a todos los gobernantes, a las organizaciones ambientales, ONG's y cualquier persona con la capacidad de brindar socorro a los afectados, entre ellos personas y animales y sobre todo a restaurar la paz en el Amazonas y que éste sea reforestado, estoy seguro que esta petición puede llegar a las manos correctas. Así mismo instamos a las Naciones Unidas, a la Unión Europea y a quien le concierna, la investigación sobre la deforestación en el Amazonas y posterior sanción a los responsables del incendio. Firma y comparte esta petición porque lo que está ocurriendo es una grave amenaza a los derechos a la vida, a la salud, al agua, a la alimentación y a un medio ambiente sano para los niños, niñas, jóvenes y adultos que vivimos y viviremos en un planeta moribundo por el cambio climático. ¡NO ACELEREMOS NUESTRA EXTINCIÓN!  

Adrián Arduz
5,096,566 supporters
Petitioning U​.​S. Fish and Wildlife Service, World Wildlife Fund, National Wildlife Federation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Prohibit the sale of designer turtles.

The illegal trade of red ear sliders has gone too far. They are not only illegally selling the turtles as "cute pets," they are now painting them in order to make them "Cute Souvenirs". The abuse of an already illegally sold animal is unjust and needs to be addressed. Firstly, these red ear sliders are commonly sold at fairs and tourist attractions with small inhumane enclosures. The recommended tank size per turtle is 20 gallons. Unfortunately, they are typically packed in a small tank, put on display, and then sold in less than 1/2 gallon enclosures. The allowing of these animals to be sold for the purpose of education has done little to nothing in stopping the unjust selling and trade of them. These turtles are currently being poisoned and suffocated by acrylic paint in order to make them more sell-able and to turn a profit. We can all agree that when these turtles are young they are adorable creatures; however just because they are cute does not mean they should be taken advantage of. We need to crack down on the laws that prohibit the sale of these turtles while also making sure that we are educating the public on the proper care of them. These turtles are more than just adorable animals; they are living creatures and deserve the best treatment possible.  

Christian Lopez
257,583 supporters
Petitioning Joko Widodo, World Wildlife Fund, WALHI , International Animal Rescue, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Dr. Ir. Siti Nurbaya Bakar, M.Sc, The Hon Melissa Price

Shut down Surabaya Zoo

Surabaya Zoo, also known as Kebun Binatang Surabaya (KBS), was founded in 1916 and is the one of the largest zoos in South East Asia, covering 37 acres and housing over 350 species. The zoo has fallen into disrepute however, with allegations of corruption, neglect, uncontrolled breeding and cruelty. It was dubbed "the zoo of death" after reports of at least 25 animals dying every month due to negligence and cruelty. These deaths included a giraffe who had swallowed a considerable amount of plastic, a tiger whose digestive track had decomposed due to be fed formaldehyde and the most recent case of a lion found hanging by its head from cage bars. Many of the animals "cared for" at the zoo live in poor conditions, with little room to move and exercise as well as some species kept in the same cages as other, rival species (reports leaked of a cheetah, a gift from the south african president, that had it's leg bitten off by a malnourished tiger that they kept in the same environment died soon). Some of the animals are highly endangered species. The zoo states that there are 2,800 animals currently residing there, however separate reports give a number as high as 4,000. This inhumane treatment of animals must stop. In 2010 the Forestry Ministry revoked Surabaya Zoo’s license after many animal deaths including rare species such as Sumatran tigers, Komodo Dragons, lions and crocodiles. East Java Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) conducted an investigation, which found that negligent keepers were to blame for most of the animal deaths. It is alleged that zookeepers are stealing meat which they sell to the black market. Also that animals are being stolen by the zookeepers and also sold. Another factor for the current state of this zoo is the current budget of the zoo. The entry fee is less than $2.00 (US). This current cash flow is not nearly enough to properly breed, house and care for the animals that the facility hosts. As a result, the animals are often underfed and starving (video leaked of a thin sun bear with ribs visible standing on its hind legs begging tourists for food). Due to the lack of training and care from the zoo keepers and officials, the facility is unable to separate breeding animals resulting in cramped spaces and filthy enclosures (roughly 200 pelicans inhabit a single cage the size of a basketball court, unable to stretch their wings, in another case a normally vividly coloured macaw had torn out all of its breast feathers due to the stress of living in a crowded environment). While the zoo may look normal from the outside, behind the scenes tigers are kept locked in small concrete cells, only allowed out 3 days out of 10, crocodiles lie in a pool too small for them to move around, the water green with urine and muck. A baby elephant tugs at its chains as it moves around its enclosure, its mother is nowhere to be found. Little does the baby know is that his mother had died only a while ago, if you search it up, you can find the video of the adult elephant crying moments before its death. Upon closer examination it revealed bruises on the body of the animal. While some of the animals are being relocated, they are also being abused, shouted at and beaten by the KBS staff members (several hippos were relocated, during the process they were physically beaten and injured) Recently the zoo welcomed the birth of 11 komodo dragons, however we are sure that they will unfortunately meet the same fate as all the other inhabitants. http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/03/19/surabaya-zoo-welcomes-birth-of-11-komodo-dragons.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/04/20/one-of-the-worlds-rarest-tigers-has-died-in-indonesias-infamous-death-zoo/ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-02/tiger-melani-rescued-from-indonesian-death-zoo-in-surabaya-dies/5714522 https://www.facebook.com/shutdownsurabayazoo http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthpicturegalleries/9140708/Surabaya-Zoo-animals-kept-in-scandalous-conditions-at-Indonesias-largest-zoo.html http://media.smh.com.au/news/world-news/the-sorry-state-of-surabaya-zoo-4243087.html We call on the honourable President Joko Widodo to mandate the following 5 actions immediately: 1) Close Surabaya zoo permanently and dismiss the management.  Hire reputable, qualified staff to engage in the immediate care of the animals.   2) Increase funding and security to ensure all animals receive the proper diet, and medical attention necessary. 3) For any animal where rehabilitation is feasible to the point where the animal could survive in the wild, rehabilitation must take place under the direction of qualified experts, so that they can be released back into the wild. 4) Any animals with incurable, degenerative conditions, and that are in significant pain must be humanely euthanized based on the recommendation of veterinary experts. 5) Commission an enquiry with the view to identify the causes of the conditions and the zoo, and the prosecution of those responsible for the state of the animals.   Please act - the world is watching. 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Loran W
223,110 supporters
Petitioning 中华人民共和国卫生部 (陈竺), International Animal Rescue, World Wildlife Fund

BANNED EJIAO Chinese medicine dubious qualities to SAVE MILLION DONKEY by SKINNED ALIVE

Shandong has manufacturers to manufacture gelatin, more than 4 million per year killed donkey. Chinese herbal medicines gelatin (Jinan on the 14th Reuters) brewed by the animal skin, with the blood of yin and other effects, popular in the Chinese market, and Shandong gelatin to produce the most prestigious. British media reported that Shandong has manufacturers to manufacture gelatin, actually killing each year more than four million donkeys, plus gelatin production process cruel, to be alive to the skin bleeding ass whipped, then take the animal skin is made of lashed attracted outside. http://alwaght.com/en/News/69486/Why-China-Buying-up-Global-Supply-of-Donkeys EARN BLOODY MONEY . Shandong quoted a gelatin factory manager said that last year selling gelatin products will hit the jackpot 140 million pounds, but not enough to worry about one day donkey supply Another manufacturer is working towards gelatin, employing more than 10,000 workers, a plant management said: . "We give each worker a month to provide two boxes of gelatin, which allows them to work a full day fast." The whole animal skin nailed to a wooden frame. It reported that, with the consumption level of Chinese people in recent years, with China's support for Chinese medicine, gelatin sales continue to grow. But some manufacturers for the manufacture of gelatin Shandong annually kills more than 4 million donkeys, foreign netizens criticized Chinese manufacturers very shameful act of killing animals, plus gelatin production process cruel, only to be whipped ass to skin congestion, live again stripping Lilly by the international animal rights groups strongly condemned. In addition to a large number of Chinese domestic donkey, donkey-hide gelatin manufacturers also import animal skin from Australia, Africa and other places. African country of Niger this year, exports to China reached 80,000 donkeys, but the local people need help with transport and daily work donkey, donkey number of threats that the country will be announced in September this year, the export ban only donkey. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-donkeys-buying-kill-africa-ejiao-medicine-hide-burkina-faso-niger-donkey-shortage-a7339181.html That TCM Theory Holds Gelatin Having AIDS Yin Yang And Other Effects, In Recent Years, By The People Welcome. TCM Theory Holds That Gelatin Having AIDS Yin Yang And Other Effects, In Recent Years, By The People Welcome. Li Ming Dynasty doctors said: ". Donkey brown, black and white color, black were as good medicine" Authentic gelatin with exquisite black animal skin, which is black ass, TCM theory holds that the black color is water, black into the kidney, black animal skin nourishing yin strongest effect. Although gelatin popular in the Chinese market, but its effectiveness has not yet been recognized by Western medicine. http://m.gdnonline.com/details.html?id=68555 http://www.kwongwah.com.my/?p=224928 Considering the manufacture of gelatin requires donkey 4 Million / year and continuing So presence of donkeys on this earth was threatened and this will have a negative impact on species extinction of donkey. AND STOP THIS CRUELTY NOW SAVE DONKEY FROM EXTINCTION Please Sign And Share Thank you very much

Gama Leong
131,152 supporters
Petitioning Marcela Cevallos, Marcela Aguiñaga, Marcelo Mata, Oswaldo Jarrín, guillermo lasso, World Wildlife Fund, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Andres Arauz

No a Bases Militares Estadounidenses dentro de Galapagos

La Islas Galapagos (Ecuador) son famosas por sus numerosas especies endémicas y por los estudios de Charles Darwin que le llevaron a establecer su Teoría de la Evolución por la selección natural.  Además, la flora y la fauna encontrada en las Islas es prácticamente única. Por el encanto y biodiversidad de estas Islas es que fueron nombradas Patrimonio Natural de la Humanidad por la UNESCO.  A pesar de que debe ser una zona protegida, el gobierno Ecuatoriano ha reanudado comunicacion con Washington DC (Estados Unidos) para utilizar a la Isla como base militar (en contra de la Carta Magna), para el patruyamiento de aviones constante y para otros fines desconocidos.  Es lamentable que utilizen un espacio de este tipo para fines politicos que pueden perjudicar a las especies endemicas y a los pobladores de la zona. Porfavor firmen esta peticion para proteger las Islas, que nuestro presidente sepa de nuestra preocupacion e indignacion. No podemos permitir que esta situacion continue.  Firma esta petición para que el gobierno nos escuche.  English: The Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) are famous for their numerous endemic species and for the studies of Charles Darwin that led him to establish his Theory of Evolution through natural selection. In addition, the flora and fauna found on the Islands is practically unique. Because of the charm and biodiversity of these Islands, they were named Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Despite the fact that it must be a protected area, the Ecuadorian government has resumed communication with Washington DC (United States) to use the Island as a military base (against the Magna Carta), for the constant patrolling of airplanes and for other purposes. unknown. It is unfortunate that they use a space of this type for political purposes that can harm endemic species and the inhabitants of the area. Please sign this petition to protect the Islands, let our president know of our concern and outrage. We cannot allow this situation to continue. He signs this petition for the government to listen to us.

Denisse Gutierrez
138,889 supporters