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 ?
Juan-Carlo Bones started this petition with a single signature, and now has 5,038 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.