YOUR FUTURE IS PAYING THE BILL FOR A BILL THAT IS NOT ENACTED

YOUR FUTURE IS PAYING THE BILL FOR A BILL THAT IS NOT ENACTED

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SW/Niger Delta Forest Project started this petition to Ondo State government and

It's the year 2020. A hunter can pay a maximum fine of TWO HUNDRED NIGERIAN NAIRA (N200 is equivalent to $0.52), YES, that's about half of one dollar to kill any wild animal even an ENDANGERED species, such as chimpanzees and elephants. No, that's not all, one can purchase a special license to kill an elephant for TWENTY NAIRA (N20). OH YES, same wildlife that generates millions of dollars through tourism for some governments are being slaughtered indiscriminately. In which part of the world could this ever be a reality? In Ondo State, Nigeria.

Ondo State Wild Animals Preservation Law CAP 129 Volume VI of 1978 is outdated and unenforceable, much like a bladder blockage, it undermines the rule of law and retards progress not only of conservation but of the system in general. The case for the review and revision of this law is unambiguous; we need modern laws that help to: 1) Reverse the rapid decline of the wild animals, forests and biodiversity in general in Ondo State and; 2) Achieve the State Government’s overarching goal to protect lives, livelihoods and posterity of the people of Ondo State by ensuring that the natural environment is sustainably managed.

Unacceptable practices that persist due to inadequate enforcement and lack of sanctions include the large-scale clearing of existing forest in the so-called Forest Reserves for agriculture; the widespread hunting of wildlife species including those species protected under national and international laws ratified by Nigeria.

Join the movement to stop wildlife extinction in Ondo State and in Nigeria. Ask the Ondo State Government and the Ondo State House of Assembly to revise the provisions of the constitution on Wild Animals and enact laws that protects wildlife. 

Enough is Enough! Conserve our species today or we will lose them forever.

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