Save Boracay's last remaining Wildlife, Forest and Puka Shell Beach
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Help us protect the last remaining pristine beach, forest and wildlife in Boracay, as its now again threatened to disappear.
By signing this petition, we hope that the local and national government will realize they can not take away all our wildlife on this island for profit. Make our voices heard and make an impact on the environment of Boracay Island. If you don’t speak up, the last forest will disappear!
Property owners and developers are again pushing to revoke the forest classification of this land and make it into commercial land for development. In protecting this forest and declaring it a WILD LIFE SANCTUARY, we make sure our islands ecosystem, Puka shell beach and its forest above will survive for future generations and tourists to explore and enjoy . Here are the main reasons why you should sign this petition now:
- Puka Shell Beach, north of Boracay - a stunningly beautiful beach surrounded by green hills consisting of pristine tropical beach forest which is home to a wide range of wildlife, such as turtles, lizards, monkeys and birds among them are also found tropical fruit bats.
- Because of the Bats the forest hill above Puka Shell Beach is the key forest, the mother host for the eco-system of Boracay Island and all Northwest Panay Peninsula. The bats fly from Boracay to north west Panay to feed and distributes seeds all over Boracay and Panay while feeding. The trees on land are a big factor in a healthy coral reef and beach life as well. Lack of vegetation on land reflects in unhealthy life below the sea. We can already see the results of this on big parts of the island.
- This is the last forest in this small tropical island, and the key to a healthy eco-system. The bats living in the forest are world wide endangered, and their survival is based on this forest. Tropical fruit bats distribute seeds from trees on a wide range of land and stand for 90% of reforestation of cleared land. Boracay’s green hills are the product of that. Boracay’s water source actually comes from the forest in the mainland that these bats also reforest.
- The fruit bats have declined by 15000 in 1986 to 2238 bats in April 8, 2014 (last official registerd bat count). We can not lose more!
Make a difference, sign our petition online and spread the news to the world! The more signatures, more voices, the better! Save the forest of Yapak, Puka Shell Beach and the worldwide endangered species, the golden crowned Flying Fox.
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