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Petition to WWF Germany - Mr. Brandes

WWF - Save the Elephants!

YOU can make this happen:  - an end to the ivory trade - an end to trophy hunting - an end to the sale of elephant babies from Africa, to China and other places  Elephants are threatened massively. Populations across Africa have plummeted to an all-time low of 460,000 animals. In 1900, 10 million elephants were roaming Africa's savannas, in 1980 there were still 1.3 million. The main cause of the dramatic loss is poaching, which has escalated for years, and has reached devastating proportions.  All efforts to stop the slaughter of elephants have failed so far – and WWF is also responsible for this tragedy.  The Panda Group explicitly rejected the proposal submitted by 29 African states at the 2016 CITES Species Protection Conference to give all African elephants the highest protection status, thereby influencing a number of decision-makers (such as the EU, whose vote was ultimately the key factor).  The fact that the elephants of Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa are now listed on CITES Appendix II (and not on Appendix I, which would include the highest protection), has severe consequences for elephants,e.g. that elephant skin and hair and carvings may be  traded. Also, elephant babies in Zimbabwe are caught for commercial purposes in the wild and are being sold to China. This not only decimates the population, but involves maximum cruelty for the highly intelligent and social animals.  Independent experts largely agree that an absolute and indefinite trade ban on all ivory is needed to stem poaching and save elephants from extinction. This strategy has already proved successful in the past: an international trade ban imposed in 1989 caused sales markets to collapse and prices to fall. Thus, illegal trade and poaching practically came to a standstill.  But with the approval of the WWF (!), ivory sales to China and Japan were again permitted in 2008 - with fatal consequences for the elephants:  Studies show, that ivory trade and poaching were massively fueled. The brutal slaughter of elephants for their tusks assumed catastrophic proportions and continues to this day! Under the guise of legal trade, freshly poached tusks have since been launched on the market on a massive scale. Why is WWF not actively campaigning for an end to the legal ivory trade in the EU?  Given the desperate situation of elephants, it is completely incomprehensible to most people that the most impressive and experienced animals still fall victim to "legal" trophy hunting. For 2017, CITES allowed a quota of 1188 elephants to be hunted. Many animal rights activists would be shocked to know  WWF’s stance on this:  The WWF also supports elephant hunting projects and is involved in their implementation - rather than campaigning for alternative concepts of nature- and wildlife management, involving the local population.  Possessing great influence and enormous financial resources , WWF could secure the future of elephants!  Therefore, we urge the WWF to campaign for a global and perpetual ban on ivory trade, an immediate end to trophy hunting of elephants and other endangered wildlife, and an end to the abominal trade with baby elephants.  Sources  https://eia-global.org/blog-posts/does-wwf-still-back-the-ivory-trade  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/09/the-eu-is-right-to-oppose-a-global-ivory-ban http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140829-elephants-trophy-hunting-poaching-ivory-ban-cities/ http://www.davecurrey.com/single-post/2017/04/03/ELEPHANTS-CAN-THEY-SURVIVE http://dipbt.bundestag.de/doc/btd/18/135/1813552.pdf https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/03/exclusive-footage-shows-young-elephants-being-captured-in-zimbabwe-for-chinese-zoos https://conservationaction.co.za/media-articles/plight-baby-elephants-zimbabwe/  https://www.jagdverband.de/content/djv-begrüßt-neue-wwf-position-zur-auslandsjagd http://www.zeit.de/wissen/umwelt/2015-08/grosswildjagd-jagdreisen-afrika-tierschutz/seite-2  "Our US $600 billion figure for the annual value of protected area tourism is likely to be an underestimate—yet it dwarfs the less than US $10 billion spent annually on safeguarding and managing these areas," said Dr. Robin Naidoo of World Wildlife Fund, one of the study’s authors, in a press statement.  https://www.treehugger.com/green-investments/how-much-ecotourism-worth-worldwide.html  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/13/legal-ivory-sale-drove-dramatic-increase-in-elephant-poaching-study-shows  https://africageographic.com/blog/end-of-the-game-for-namibia/  http://m.dw.com/en/wwf-defends-elephant-hunts-for-conservation/a-15891067  Thanks The Petitions in German Language:  https://www.change.org/p/wwf-deutschland-wwf-retten-sie-die-elefanten  

Roswitha Hanowski
43,476 supporters
Update posted 1 year ago

Petition to Thomas Cook, Thomas Cook Group, Peter Fankhauser

Thomas Cook: Stoppt das Schwimmen mit Delfinen

Der Reiseveranstalter Thomas Cook bietet regelmäßig Reisen an, die das Schwimmen mit Delfinen vermarkten. [1] Ich liebe Delfine - sie sind wunderbare Tiere, deswegen ist es nicht überraschend, dass Leute gerne mit ihnen schwimmen würden. Es wirkt harmlos, aber eigentlich ist es grausam und unmenschlich. Delfine werden oft aus der Wildnis gestohlen, um solche Erfahrungen möglich zu machen. Der Prozess die Delfine einzufangen und in die Meeresparks zu transportieren ist qualvoll und viele der Tiere sterben währenddessen. Diejenigen, die überleben, sind dazu verurteilt ein stressiges und kümmerliches Leben zu führen. [2] In der Wildness sind Delfine sehr intelligente, soziale Wesen, die in großen Familien leben und am Tag bis zu 160 km schwimmen. In Gefangenschaft werden sie gezwungen in begrenzten, künstlichen Umgebungen zu leben. Sie leiden stark darunter, was zu physischem Stress führt. Ein Leben in einem Wasserbecken ist überhaupt kein Leben.  Der emotionale und physische Stress, den Delfine in Gefangenschaft erleiden, kann ihr Immunsystem schwächen, was dazu führt, dass sie sehr anfällig für Krankheiten sind. [3] Ich bin mir sicher, dass viele Reiseveranstalter diese Ausbeutung nicht unterstützen würden, wenn sie darüber Bescheid wüssten. Dieser Brauch muss ein Ende haben. Deswegen fordere ich von Thomas Cook keine Reisen anzubieten, die das Schwimmen mit Delfinen in Gefangenschaft vermarkten.  Lasst uns zusammen sicherstellen, dass Delfine frei und glücklich in der Wildnis leben dürfen! Bitte helfen Sie mir, die Ausbeutung der Delfine zu stoppen, indem Sie heute meine Kampagne unterzeichnen und teilen.  Vielen Dank![1] Thomas Cook website [2] UK Whales - Issues with swimming with dolphins [3] UK Whales - End captivity

Katie Bashford
194,280 supporters
Update posted 1 year ago

Petition to An das europäische Parlament, an die Regierung der USA, Greenpeace, Die Grünen

PLASTIK-MÜLL-STRUDEL IM PAZIFIK, 2x SO GROSS WIE DEUTSCHLAND! PLASTIK-MÜLL-ENTSORGUNG IN DIE MEERE VERBIETEN!

========== GERMAN: Hallo Erdenbewohner, Hallo Greenpeace, Hallo Europäische Union, Es gibt einen PLASTIK-MÜLL-STRUDEL IM PAZIFIK, welcher 2x SO GROSS IST WIE DEUTSCHLAND! (2x 800km x 400km, also = 640000km2 oder 64000 Hektar) Die Weichmacher werden vom Salzwasser ausgespült und zerfällt dann in immer kleinere Partikel aber verschwinden niemals ganz. So landen Sie in den Mägen von vielen Fischen, Vögeln und Schildkröten welche die Partikel für Nahrung halten. Das bedroht nicht nur die Artenvielfalt, sondern die Existenz des Menschen selbst. Die Weltmeere sind der Sauerstoffproduzent Nummer 1. Deswegen fordere ich EIN AMERIKANISCHES UND EUROPÄISCHES VERBOT DER ENTSORGUNG VON PLASTIK MÜLL (AUCH NICHT ÜBER AFRIKA) IN DIE WELTMEERE. ES DARF KEINEN MÜLL MEHR GEBEN, NUR NOCH WERSTOFFE, WELCHE VOLLSTÄNDIG RECYCLEBAR SIND.   Aber bitte seht selbst: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnH7tCR5vSc&feature=youtu.be PLASTIC KILLS SEA BIRD BABIES http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UDc7caz3hTw http://videos.arte.tv/de/videos/umwelt_der_pazifik_als_muelleimer--6765304.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM2RDGA1vpk http://www.greenpeace.org/austria/de/themen/meere/was-wir-tun/meere-einsatzorte/Hawaii/ http://suite101.de/article/das-meer-erzeugt-sauerstoff-und-regelt-das-klima-a55846#axzz2J1tXE8jK Danke für ihre Aufmerksamkeit! :)  Wenn Sie möchten können Sie einen beliebigen Betrag, einmalig auch dafür spenden, dass Schiffe die Müllstrudel wieder entfernen mögen, in dem Sie auf diesen Link klicken: http://alturl.com/qyuwh ========== ENGLISH: Hello Earthinhabitant, Hello Greenpeace, Hello European Union,There is a PLASTIC GARBAGE SWIRL IN THE PACIFIC, which has 2x TIMES THE SIZE OF GERMANY! (which is around 544 miles north-south and 400 miles east-west... 64000 hectars )The softeners are washed out from the salt water until the plastic garbage breaks up into smaller and smaller particles but never disappear completely.So they end up in the stomachs of many fish, birds and turtles that hold the particles for food.This threatens not only biodiversity but the existence of mankind.The oceans are the number 1 producer of oxygenTherefore, I REQUEST AN AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN BAN ON DISPOSAL OF PLASTIC WASTE (ALSO NOT VIA AFRICA OR SOUTH AMERICA) IN THE WORLD OCEANS. THE CONCEPT OF "WASTE" MUST GO. IT HAS NO FUTURE. THERE SHOULD NOT BE WASTE, ONLY RECYCLEABLE RESOURCES. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY POSSIBLE AND MUCH MORE EFFICIENT. Please see for your self, so that you will believe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnH7tCR5vSc&feature=youtu.be PLASTIC KILLS SEA BIRD BABIES http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UDc7caz3hTw http://videos.arte.tv/de/videos/umwelt_der_pazifik_als_muelleimer--6765304.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM2RDGA1vpkhttp://www.greenpeace.org/austria/de/themen/meere/was-wir-tun/meere-einsatzorte/Hawaii/http://suite101.de/article/das-meer-erzeugt-sauerstoff-und-regelt-das-klima-a55846 # axzz2J1tXE8jKThank you for your attention! :)If you want, you can donate any amount, once also ensure that vessels may remove the Garbage Patch again, by clicking on this link: http://alturl.com/qyuwh You will be informed about every single donated euro of your, how it was spend.

David Forstner
913 supporters