Save Monk Seals
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Save Monk Seals

    1. Terrie  Williams
    2. Petition by

      Terrie Williams

      Santa Cruz, CA

Hawaiian monk seals are the only pinniped species (seal, sea lion, or walrus) that is found exclusively in the United States.  The monk seal faces impending extinction (within 50 years) as a result of habitat infringement, entanglements, contaminants, food limitation, and other threats.  In addition to contributing to biodiversity, monk seals are a top marine predator and play a vital role in the ocean ecosystem; their loss would likely have ecosystem-wide repercussions.  The Hawaiian monk seal can be saved if resources are devoted to better understanding and mitigating the threats they face.  Yet the budget for saving this species was cut by approximately 35% in 2011, undermining current successful mitigation efforts.

Tell congress that you support efforts to save Monk seals from extinction and that you care what happens to the Hawaiian Monk Seal.

 

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    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. We are happy to announce our new website in support of monk seals!

      Terrie  Williams
      Petition Organizer

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    3. Reached 50 signatures

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    • Donna pope PHOENIX, AZ
      • 12 days ago

      I believe every creature on earth serves a purpose. If the Hawaiian monk seal disappear, it would have a big impact on Hawaii's waters.

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    • LORENA VILA ARGENTINA
      • 14 days ago

      Porque me intersan todas las especies de este planeta.

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    • Doris Volmar BAESWEILER, IA
      • about 1 month ago

      THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIFE!!!!!

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    • Stacey Zafiroff LONG BEACH, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      b/c monk seals are special and if they went extinct it would be a travesty.

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    • Annette Deutsch OLATHE, KS
      • 2 months ago

      I was fortunate to see one of these beautiful seals when I visited Hawaii. My sisters and I were snorkeling and ,as we were getting back on board the boat, the captain pointed out a monk seal. He said that it was really special to see one because there were not many left. That pretty little head peaking up at all of us somehow really moved me. I fell in love right there and then. Ever since I was a young girl, I have had such a special love for all animals. I understood. at a very early age how important it was that we take good care of the animals. So, now I have added one more and I am so very happy that we actually got to see one. Thank you for what you are doing to save them.

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