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Petitioning United States Fish & Wildlife Service, International Primatological Society, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, African Wildlife Federation, Freeland, WildAid, Conservation Interna...

Illegalen Handel mit Wildtieren beenden

Hallo, mein Name ist Jane Goodall und ich möchte Sie um Ihre Unterstützung bitten, den illegalen Handel mit Wildtieren zu beenden. Ich verbringe jedes Jahr rund 300 Tage auf Reisen und spreche mit Menschen darüber, wie wir den Tieren am besten helfen können. Aber ich weiß, dass die Kraft der sozialen Medien sehr viel mehr Menschen sehr viel schneller vernetzen kann, als es eine einzelne Person zu tun vermag. Bitte helfen Sie mir den illegalen Handel mit Wildtieren zu beenden. Gier und das Verlangen nach zunehmend seltener werdenden “Trophäen” lassen den illegalen Handel mit wildlebenden Tieren boomen. Dieser grausame Handel treibt die gefährdeten Arten dieser Welt rasant auf ihre Auslöschung zu. Ich treffe in diesem Jahr mit einigen der führenden Vertreter von Artenschutzorganisationen zusammen und ich brauche dringend Ihre Unterstützung, um ihnen deutlich zu machen, dass es Ihr Wunsch ist, dass die internationale Gemeinschaft den illegalen Handel mit Wildtieren mit höchster Priorität behandeln muss. Meine Kollegen und ich vom Jane Goodall Institut haben die schrecklichen Wunden gesehen, die den Opfern durch Wilderei zugefügt wurden. Wir wissen als Vertreter einer gemeinnützigen Artenschutzorganisation, die gemeinsam mit großen internationalen Partnern in vielen afrikanischen Ländern vor Ort zusammenarbeitet, dass die Abschlachtung dieser wunderbaren Tiere grausam und unentschuldbar ist. Wir haben auch den heroischen Einsatz von Rangern unter Verlust ihres Lebens gesehen, die die Tiere gegen Wilderer verteidigt haben: wir dürfen nicht zulassen, dass ihr Tod umsonst war. In unserem Tchimpounga Schimpansen Rehabilitationszentrum sehen wir Affen, die durch tödliche Schnappfallen verstümmelt wurden, Affen, die an Schusswunden leiden und Schimpansen im Kindesalter, die ihren Müttern entrissen wurden, nachdem diese von Wilderern erschossen wurden. Sie werden auf Märkten angeboten, wo Menschen illegal Schimpansenfleisch kaufen können. Die kleinen Schimpansen kommen oft mit schweren Verletzungen zu uns, sind sehr krank und leiden an schweren psychologischen Störungen, die vielleicht nie mehr heilen werden. Und trotzdem gehören sie zu denen, die Glück gehabt haben. Die Kleinen, die es nicht bis Tchimpounga schaffen, werden oft im illegalen Handel für exotische Haustiere oder für den Unterhaltungssektor verkauft, wo ihr Schicksal ein kurzes, einsames Leben voller Schmerz und Misshandlung ist. Dies ist kein einfaches Thema und voller Beispiele dafür, was der Druck der Armut, fehlende Möglichkeiten des Vollzugs von Schutzrechten, staatliche Korruption und die unreflektierte Nachfrage nach wildlebenden Tieren oder deren Produkten durch Konsumenten in aller Welt anzurichten imstande sind. Der unmenschliche Brauch, in das natürliche Habitat von geschützten Tieren einzudringen um sie zu fangen oder zu töten, um bestimmte Teile zu verwerten, zerstört die kostbarsten Arten unserer Erde, und er muss aufhören. Die Fakten, die die Dringlichkeit dieser Krise verdeutlichen: 35.000 Elefanten werden jedes Jahr für ihr Elfenbein getötet. Die Wilderei von Nashörnern ist zwischen 2007-2014 um 9.000% gestiegen. 73 Millionen Haie werden jedes Jahr ihrer Flossen wegen getötet. Eine Studie von 2014 zeigte, dass es wahrscheinlich nur noch 3.200 wilde Tiger in Asien gibt. Jährlich werden 3.000 Menschenaffen (auch Schimpansen) illegal getötet oder aus der Wildnis gestohlen. Diese Zahlen sind Schätzungen, die auf Populationsgrößen basieren, die es nicht einmal mehr gibt, denn jährlich sind es weniger und weniger Tiere, die überhaupt gejagt werden können. Das Jane Goodall Institut hat nun die großangelegte Jane’s Traffic Stop Kampagne gestartet, um diesen Handel zu beenden. Bitte seien Sie ein Teil davon! Es ist unsere Hoffnung, dass wir einen Beitrag leisten werden, der Wilderei endgültig ein Ende zu setzen, indem wir eine riesige Gemeinschaft von Unterstützerinnen und Unterstützern in den sozialen Medien aufbauen, die im Kampf gegen die Gewalt kontinuierlich die Entscheidungsträger in die Verantwortung nehmen. Ich glaube fest daran, dass wir - vom majestätischen Elefanten bis hin zum kleinsten Schmetterling – vom Aussterben bedrohte und gefährdete Arten wertschätzen und zelebrieren sollten, damit sie in Ruhe leben können... wild und frei. Das kann nicht eine Person allein erreichen. Und wir brauchen Unterstützung. Diese Bewegung braucht Sie! Erheben Sie sich gegen den Handel mit wildlebenden Tieren, indem Sie diese Petition zeichnen und so Ihre Unterstützung zeigen. Und helfen Sie mir dabei diese hoffnungsvolle Botschaft weiterzuverbreiten und z.B. an die IUCN beim World Conservation Congress, an die International Primatological Society auf ihrem zweijährlichen Kongress und vor allem an CITES bei der CoP17 Konferenz in South Africa im September diesen Jahres, zu überbringen. Wir müssen der Welt erzählen, dass wilde Tiere nicht auf der Erde sind, um bis zu ihrer Auslöschung gejagt zu werden und stückweise als Beute oder Trophäen verkauft zu werden. Wir dürfen das Geschäft mit der Wilderei nicht unterstützen, wir müssen bewusster einkaufen und es vermeiden, illegale Tierprodukte zu kaufen oder Unternehmen zu unterstützen, die das tun. Jeder und jede von uns ist nur eine Stimme in dem Kampf um die Beendigung der Wilderei, aber wenn Sie mir alle kollektiv beistehen und Ihre Stimme erheben, dann wird unsere Botschaft unmöglich zu überhören sein. Ich werde eng mit unseren Partnern zusammenarbeiten, um sicherzustellen, dass die Unterschriften dieser Petition weiteren Druck und Erfolg in diese internationale Bewegung bringen, um die Wildtiere zu retten. Unterschreiben Sie jetzt diese Petition und werden Sie Teil meiner Kampagne. Wir werden Sie mit Informationen über weitere Aktionen in den kommenden Wochen und Monaten auf dem Laufenden halten. Ich danke Ihnen. -Dr. Jane Goodall www.janegoodall.de

Jane Goodall
322,325 supporters
Petitioning World Wildlife Fund, National Wildlife Federation, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Conservation International, United Nations Environment Program, United Nations

Stop Deforestation in Wilpattu Forest Complex

The Wilpattu Forest Complex (referred to in this petition as WFC) bordering the northwestern coast of Sri Lanka, is an important ecological complex and a cradle of global biodiversity, home to close to 1,000 plant and animal species. (It is important to note that sometimes the WFC is called 'Wilpattu' or 'Wilpattuva' in the vernacular language and should not be confused with Wilpattu National Park. Wilpattu National Park (hereafter "WNP") is the main constituent of WFC; however, it is only one part of the WFC. In effect, a number of peripheral forests and sanctuaries and WNP link up to create a large habitat that is more than the sum of its parts; these other lands include the Kallaru Forest, Wilpattu North Sanctuary, Thabbowa Sanctuary, Vilatthaikulam, Mavillu, and the Veerakkulicholai-Eluvankulama Proposed Reserve. The fact of this larger habitat, i.e. the 'forest complex', is vital to the point of this petition. Wilpattu Forest Complex has shown a dangerous and growing trend of deforestation since the late 2000s. All environmental groups have continually maintained that new settlements in the "Wilpattu Forest Complex" have been the key driver of this deforestation, in contrast to Wilpattu National Park, which remains relatively well protected. The Wilpattu Forest Complex is the larger entity than WNP and includes WNP, and the resettlements are taking place outside the northern boundary of WNP, specifically within Wilpattu North Sanctuary, Kallaru, and Vilatthaikulam. There are no settlements/clearing in the Wilpattu National Park itself. This is why environmentalists used specifically the term "Wilpattu Forest Complex", Kallaru, WIlpattu North Sanctuary, or Vilatthaikulam when speaking of deforestation. These areas include 12 ecosystems and are just as important to the forest complex as the national park. Sponsored human settlement within the WFC began in 2010, following the 2009 construction of an illegal road on 300 acres of land, cutting through WNP and bridging the areas ‘Eluvankulama’ and ‘Mollikulama’. Legal action by four environmental organizations is continuing against this illegal road. Human settlement commenced subsequent to the road’s construction and has led to a visible acceleration of deforestation, as documented via Google map time-lapse videos. Currently, the controversial settlements are taking place within the northern, peripheral parts of the WFC, specifically within part of the previously mentioned Wilpattu North Sanctuary and the Kallaru Reserve (Marichchikuddai/Kaarikkadu) and more recently in Vilatthaikulam Reserve. We will hereafter call this threatened area the ‘Northern Habitat’ for ease of reference within this article. The threatened Northern Habitat comprises ecosystems including wetlands, wet villu, mangrove, and other important freshwater ecosystems, containing 605 species of plants, 33 of which are endemic to Sri Lanka. The section provides habitat to 30 freshwater-fish species, 17 amphibian species, 57 reptile species, 149 bird species, 41 mammal species, and 86 species of butterflies. Moreover, the area is an important archeological site with artifacts dating back to the time of the Mohenjo-daro civilization. Human settlement of the WFC poses a direct threat to the conservation of all of these vital natural and other assets. About 50 acres of resettlement area belong directly to Wilpattu North Sanctuary. Proponents of WNP human settlement argue that current human-settlement areas are not protected areas. However, comprehensive field and aerial assessments show that this is not the case: the settlements have clearly encroached areas protected by legislation. Apart from the 50 acres of Wilpattu North Sanctuary, 2500 acres of deforested land is owned by the state, mainly by the Forest Department (since 10 October 2012) and partly by the Department of Wildlife Conservation. The initial stages of the settlement projects led the Wildlife Department itself to initiate legal inquiry; the above-mentioned c. 2,500 acres of habitat land belonging to the state has been destroyed for human settlement in contravention of the Forest Conservation Ordinance and several other key environmental laws and without archeological impact assessments. Proponents of WNP human settlement argue that current human-settlements are “resettlements”, although they are in fact new settlements with a ‘resettlement’ guise. The original villages were small villages situated south of the forested areas as noted on Google maps (which are compiled based on historical satellite images). The new settlements show on Google maps as built on recently cleared forest land, and show a grid city system not previously seen in the area. https://earthengine.google.com/timelapse/#v=8.61074,79.97165,12.045,latLng&t=2.90 Each land plot is completely deforested (unlike in villages) and a lone house is located in each desert plot. When he appeared on the television program Derana 360 in January 2017, Minister Badurdeen implied that the land plots allocated do not correspond (in terms of global positioning) to the positions of original residential lands, therefore they are not ancestral lands. If the settlers are happy to resettle in new lands in Wilpattu, it is likely they would be even happier to resettle in more habitable lands outside Wilpattu. In fact, it was shown on Derana 360 that the government had in fact allocated more suitable locations for the settlement of these same families. The Minister stated conveniently that he was not aware of alternative allocations. This indicates that the Minister’s true agenda is unclear. In fact, it has been reported that a large number of newly built houses remain empty, fueling  suspicions. Environmental groups are working in coalition to save the Wilpattu Forest Complex and need your support. The deforestation is continuing without pause. Please help to raise awareness and to spread the word that the state forests belonging to the "Wilpattu Forest Complex" (including Kallaru, Wilpattu North Sanctuary, and Vilatthaikulam) are being deforested. Please ensure to clarify that it is not "Wilpattu National Park" but the Wilpattu Forest Complex that is being destroyed.   Environmentalists are gravely concerned about the ongoing, gradual destruction of this key area and about how initial settlements will spread and exacerbate human-wildlife conflict, to the increasing loss of unrecoverable natural wealth. The Wilpattu Forest Complex is part of the Western Ghats global biodiversity hotspot and also a natural sponge that preserves the conditions necessary for the rest of Sri Lanka's wet zone and its rainforests and nourishes Sri Lanka’s western coastal ecosystem. For a small island surrounded on all sides by ocean that desiccate its lowland coasts, these special ecosystems are vital. In an era of climate change, it is even more vital than ever that we protect these areas. Let us lose no time to protect the Wilpattu Forest Complex for future generations.

Rainforest Protectors of Sri Lanka
40,383 supporters
Petitioning Charles Schumer, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, United States Fish & Wildlife Service, Animal Planet, Kirsten Gillibrand, Ellen Jaffee, Andrew C...

Create more marine protected areas to reduce effect of overfishing on oceanic ecosystems

Overfishing occurs when more fish are caught than the population can replace through natural reproduction and it is a serious issue that is often ignored. It is a problem within the United States but even worse outside of it. Some stocks of large fish have decreased by about 90% in the past 60 years. Overfishing leads to so many deaths of fish (especially large fish) that the oceanic ecosystems are being negatively impacted. By protecting more areas in the ocean and creating more "no fishing" areas across oceans, the effect of overfishing would be reduced and fish populations may begin replenishing themselves. More than 85 percent of the world's fisheries have been pushed to or beyond their biological limits and are in need of strict management plans to restore them. The creation of more "no fishing" zones would only be a step towards stopping overfishing and its harms. Overfishing is an issue that affects everyone, not only fish; it is in everybody's best interest to keep the fish populations healthy. 

Allison King
33,475 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
22,625 supporters
Petitioning People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), International Animal Rescue, World Wildlife Fund, Animal ACTion Network

Get Elephant Trekking/Riding banned in Thailand! #savetheelephants

The society we live in today is cruel, especially when we still allow such vile acts towards poor innocent animals. Have you ever participated in Elephant Riding/Trekking or Shows? Encouraging acts such as these just to cross something off your bucket list or to simply 'experience' such things must mean that you aren't aware of what these gentle giants are put through. But living the high life just to post a new profile picture or to go home and tell friends, is it really worth it just for your 'pleasure'? You tell me. They are beautiful, well-natured animals and whilst I am all for supporting tourism, these acts are nothing but heartless and inhumane. Elephant sanctuaries will allow you to have just as great, if not better, experience. The difference is, these amazing animals are far happier living in much better conditions. Did you know their spines are breaking because of this vile tourism? So many baby elephants are taken from their mother just so that heartless tourists can ride on their back. They are chained up before they are taken round to be ridden all day in the scorching hot heat.  Having visited a sanctuary, I have experienced seeing happy elephants splashing around, and baby elephants with their parents. It is a big difference to stories I've heard and photos I've seen where animals are being exploited. But if we can get trekking, riding and shows banned, then we could try and give more elephants a much better life living in a sanctuary. Please follow and support this campaign if you feel strongly against Animal cruelty! 

Sarah Blyth
21,239 supporters
Petitioning Gobierno de España, Ministerio de Hacienda y Función Pública, Ada Colau, Mariano Rajoy, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), World Wildlife Fund, Partido Popular, Ciudadanos, Pablo I...

Prohibición de venta de animales en publicaciones y paginas web de anuncios clasificados

Pedimos la prohibición de la venta de animales o cualquier ser vivo en publicaciones de anuncios clasificados,paginas web de artículos de segunda mano,y cualquier otro medio que no sea controlado por las leyes que ya tenemos sobre protección animal.Los animales no son objetos ni servicios por los cuales se puedan revender como si se tratara de un coche viejo,y la única manera de que se cumpla la ley que prohíbe la cria y venta de animales a particulares,es prohibiendo la publicación de anuncios de venta de animales y persiguiendo a sus autores..esto nos beneficia a todos..1- a los animales que les evita el sufrimiento y explotación 2- a las arcas publicas,ya que todos los criadores ilegales y particulares que venden sus perros de forma ilícita,no tributan por sus ganacias y están defraudando a hacienda3- a las protectoras,ya que es una manera de evitar la compra impulsiva y posterior abandono y fomentar la adopción.4- a todos aquellos criadores,serios,legales y comprometidos de verdad,que crian por amor a la raza y no por sacar un rendimiento económico.5- disminución del trafico de perros de europa del este hacia España.6- conseguir que se cumpla la ley que para algo se aprobó en su dia

Raul Linares Peralta
18,270 supporters
Petitioning African Wildlife Foundation, World Wildlife Fund

Create stricter laws against poaching and habitat destruction in Africa

Poaching and Habitat destruction is a big problem in Africa. Many animals we know and love can be gone before we know it. These animals are important to the environment and keeping it in check. Humans are cutting down their homes for land and killing them for valuable parts. We want to create stricter laws so that we can protect these animals in the wild and in captivity. 

Natalie Blondeau
14,855 supporters
Petitioning World Wildlife Fund, WildAid

Ban Sharks sold in jars

When walking into a store I noticed rows of dead baby Sand sharks being sold in jars. At first I thought these were fake but as I got a closer look I realized that they were indeed real. When I had a chance I did some research, this problem has been in other states such as Hawaii where it was branded as part of tradition. But in this particular store I went in there was no description on the Sharks or why they were kept in a jar. I want to change this and save the Sharks before this issue gets too far. 

Haley Angelou
14,617 supporters
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Petitioning United Nations, World Wildlife Fund, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Expansion of Protected Areas

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are areas designated to protecting marine ecosystems, processes, habitats, and species, which can contribute to the restoration and replenishment of resources for social, economic, and cultural enrichment (WWF, 2016). Right now Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) take up only 4% of the world’s oceans many being poorly managed or not looked after at all. Why do we need to expand? MPAs are important because they.. Help maintain biodiversity and provide safe homes for many endangered animals and species that are targeted for commercial fishing Work to protect habitats and ecosystem from harmful fishing practices Allow fish to live and reproduce without being disturbed.  In order to keep our fish from disappearing, ecosystems healthy, habitats safe, biodiversity levels high, and fresh sustainable caught seafood in the market sign this petition now and help the expansion of protected areas in our oceans today!   

marya smith
13,311 supporters
Petitioning Greenpeace USA, Cheyenne Yammine, Sierra Club, National Audubon Society, World Wildlife Fund, Earth First!, The Nature Conservancy, Emirates Environmental Group, Friends of The Earth Middle East, G...

Kornet Al Sawda : Saving the highest mountain peak in the Middle East

Green Lebanon, we used to say.  Why are we using the past tense ? Lebanon's nature is mesmerising: heaven on earth some would say.  Home. Is it still home though ?  Helplessness and despair of Lebanese communities is making us lose our beautiful country one day at a time. However, we don't have to. We should fight against our learned helplessness. We can change our destiny, we can change the capitalism and corruption that are making us lose our country, our home. What we need, is for us to stick together as communities. Let's share our resources and make a change.  ________________________________ A 500 million dollar project was put in place by Realis Development (owned by the Ghanem family) to build a luxury resort at Kornet Al Sawda ("the black peak"), the highest mountain peak of the Middle East .(reference: http://www.businessnews.com.lb/cms/Story/StoryDetails.aspx?ItemID=5859 ) The greed of our own citizens, is slowly throwing our nature away.Maybe someday, the cedar on our flag will become nothing but an old memory of where we came from. But for now, we will not let this happen.Together, let's stop this project.

Cheyenne Yammine
10,835 supporters