Petition to Aditya Birla Group, Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Save Buxwaha forest. Government is cutting down 2.15 Lakhs trees for digging diamonds.
The MP government has issued tender rights to Adity birla Group (Essel mining) to mine diamonds from the buxwaha area of Chhatarpur (M.P.). And the area issued by government survey is the largest diamond mine in India, earlier an australian company named Rio tinto was working in this area but due to some reasons they abandoned the project one of the most prominent reason was not getting environmental clearance secondly people living near the subjected area are fighting for their rights and not letting the company to work. Now giving the outlook of the region, the area comes under Bundelkhand region of M.P. and is prone to severe droughts. In order to dig up diamond mines the company is planning to clear out 2.15 lakhs trees. the forest encompasses rare plants and animal species, if the buxwaha forest is cut down it will not only affect the communities living around at unprecedented scale but also cutting of the trees will lower the groundwater level and will give rise to a devastated condition in the region and will destroy a fruitful bond between environment and humans. Please Support us, TO STOP BUXWAHA FOREST KILLING We people from Chhatarpur District are seeking for your support . #SAVEBUXWAHAFOREST
Petition to Conrad Sangma, Prestone Tynsong
Save Upper Shillong's Trees from being cut down for road expansion!
Deforestation is never the right answer to any developmental project....As the world is gasping for oxygen , ignorant and greedy individuals or organisations are on the loose to destroy trees which are giving them life....Needless to mention the decades-old history associated with the Pine Trees spreading along the Upper Shillong highway towards Sohra and Tura, there is a need to Stop and Protect these pine trees which have been contributing to the scenic beauty of Shillong and are the Heritage of the people.....
Petition to KPK Government, Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan, Environmental Protection Agency, City District Government Peshawar
The air we breathe -step up with Peshawar Clean Air Alliance for a healthier environment
Peshawar is currently ranked as the fifth most polluted city in the country, with unhealthy air quality days increasing every year. An overwhelming evidence of negative health impacts is observed as number of patients showing symptoms of respiratory illnesses, heart failures, dementia and premature deaths is increasing at hospitals across the city and countrywide. This situation calls for a public health emergency requiring immediate action by the government through effective policy-making and a pragmatic approach towards implementation of measures to mitigate air pollution. The Peshawar Clean Air Alliance is a volunteer association of civil society individuals and groups sharing a common vision of improving Peshawar’s air quality. We aim to provide systemic support in identifying the major polluters, spatial coverage of pollutants, health and environmental impacts as well as research on strategies to curtail emissions. This is the first of our efforts against air pollution in the country, and we wish to expand it to other cities in future, with your kind support. Hand in hand with healthcare professionals, trade associations, chambers of commerce, elected representatives, educational/ research institutions, lawyers, industry representatives, philanthropists, NGOs - and you, the citizens of the beautiful city of Peshawar. Let's bring back the beauty of the city as we long to see the mountains of Peshawar valley again!
Petition to Shivraj Singh Chauhan Sir
Save Buxwaha Forest
Respected Sir, MP Goverment trying to hand over this jungle to a Private Company to get Diamonds , this project will destroy all 2,15,000 Green Trees which is the main oxygen supply for the nearby districts like Sagar, Chhattarpur and Damoh we kindly request you to cancel this project to save environment. #SaveBuxwahaForest #IndiaStandWithBuxwaha Thanking You
Petition to State Government of Meghalaya
Save the iconic pine trees of upper Shillong
Pine trees that have stood for more than a 100 years are being brought down for the four-laning project from Shillong to Mylliem. For these historic trees to meet their end in this manner is a painful sight for all the citizens of this city and Meghalaya, and more and more trees will be cut down for this project but it is not too late and the government should search for an alternative. The government should come up with a proper plan for every development activities keeping in mind the importance of any landmark in the state. This four-lane road is part of the Shillong-Dawki road project but we are asking for an alternative planning which will protect the historical trees and the forest around the road as much as possible.
Petition to CM Karnataka, Ministry of Forest Dept, Forest Department Karnataka, Lake Development Officials
Save the 25 year old 6316 trees at Singanayakanahalli lake
The Forest Department recently
Hello Eco-warriors, The Forest Department recently proposed cutting down 6,316 trees for the development of Bengaluru’s Singanayakanahalli lake under the Hebbal-Nagawara Valley Project.“Thousands of trees have been growing for over 25 years. They are home to peacocks, foxes, hares, snakes and so many other animals. We just started the month with Environment day celebrations and this is what you get to witness! Unfair! Just because trees don't speak unlike humans, it's unfair and unjust on part of we humans to butcher them down in the name of Development! I dont see any growth or Sustainability in cutting down and uprooting the 25 year old Gorgeous Green Trees. You dont need to wait for SUPERHEROES to lead the March. Be One, Voice out to save the life of the flora and fauna in the Singanayakanahalli lake.Every human being is born with some superpowers to do his bit for Nature. I stand up for the 6,316 trees , flora and fauna at Singanayakanahalli lake. Are you with me in this ? Then please sign this petition and join me in the Campaign to #Save6316trees #dontcuttrees #Sustainablefuture #Singanayakanahallilake.
Petition to Microsoft
Stop Pointless Flights!! #Justuseteams
Microsoft must stop pointless flights when they can simply talk over calls or the Microsoft teams app that they themselves have made!! We don't want people to die and suffer just because others prioritized a piece of paper over humanity. It's now or never! Help us pressurize Microsoft to stop!!
Petition to Prannoy Roy, Radhika Roy, Sanjay Nigam, Raj Jain, Anil Uniyal
An Open Letter to Bloomberg Quint and NDTV : Grasslands are Not Wastelands
This open letter was written in collaboration between Think Wildlife Foundation and The Grasslands Trust, to tackle the misinformation being spread about grasslands by esteemed news outlets. Other than being educational, we hope this petition holds the esteemed news outlets accountable for inaccurate reporting! Recently, the Supreme Court ordered the Rajasthan and Gujarat government to shift overhead power cables underground in the Kutch and Thar landscape. The directive was put in place simply due to the colossal loss of life associated with the overhead cables. According to the Wildlife Institute of India, 100,000 birds die due to collisions with power lines in the Kutch Landscape. One species, The Great Indian Bustard, has suffered immensely due to such collisions. With barely 150 individuals remaining, the SC decision has given the species a lifeline. It also reduces the pressures on India's Dying Grasslands. Unfortunately, on the 15th of June 2021, an article surfaced across various news platforms, spreading substantial inaccurate information regarding the decision. The article titled “A Giant, Poor Sighted Bird Stands in the Way of India’s Green Goals” was first published by Rajesh Kumar Singh on Bloomberg Quint before being reposted by numerous news agencies including the NDTV and Economic Times. The title in itself vilifies the species. The article also conveniently ignores the 100,000 estimated annual casualties from various species such as raptors and flamingoes. These species play an important role in pest and rodent control and wetland regulation respectively. However, what is more concerning, is that the author mentions that “wastelands like the bustard’s domain” is essential for India’s green energy goals. This statement is highly inaccurate. The Great Indian Bustard is found in grasslands and it is a common misconception, propagated by both governments and irresponsible reports, that grasslands are wastelands. Despite their immense ecological significance, this misconception has catalyzed the destruction of these sensitive ecosystems through unplanned industrial development, excessive agriculture and unscientific government schemes such as Compensatory Afforestation. In fact, only 1% of India’s grasslands are found in Protected Areas. Meanwhile, 40% of the Protected Grasslands suffer from excessive grazing! On the contrary to what is suggested by the article, the ubiquitous massacre of grasslands is a massive hindrance to India’s fight against climate change! Grasslands are on par, and possibly more critical, than forests in the fight against climate change. Along with oceans, grasslands have the largest carbon sinks amongst ecosystems. With the effects of climate change upon us, these habitats play a crucial role in the absorption of the atmosphere’s carbon. Furthermore, grasslands regulate soil and water tables and prevent soil erosion. Both nationally and globally, societies are suffering from either acute water shortage, or unprecedented flooding. The destruction of grasslands contributes immensely to this! Grasslands also host a large diversity of wildlife. The grasslands of western India alone, host endangered species such as Indian Wolves, Indian Wildass, Bengal Florican, Blackbuck, Vultures Bengal and Desert Fox and Indian Gazelle amongst others. If India’s proposed Cheetah Reintroduction Project is to be a success, the various grasslands across India have to be preserved. Since the late 1990s, the Subcontinent has lost over 90% of its vulture population. This can be attributed to the indirect consumption of an anti-inflammatory drug, Diclofenac, through livestock carcasses. The removal of the keystone scavenger established breeding grounds for pests, rodents, feral dogs and bacteria, which has created a public health crisis. Fortunately, vulture reintroduction projects have found success. However, the lack of suitable grassland habitat has proved to be a hindrance. With more than 20,000 people succumbing to rabies annually in India, it is in the best interest of the Indian government to preserve grasslands for the revival of vulture populations. Renewable energy is no doubt the need of the hour. In fact, the industry’s growth in India is commendable. However, development of “green infrastructure” should not come at the cost of natural ecosystems, which are at the forefront of our fight against climate change. This is in line with a famous adage - “Prevention before Cure”. Moreover, would the renewable energy sector still be able to boast of its greenness, if it causes bloodshed of an endemic species? That being said, it is disappointing to see acclaimed media houses being so irresponsible with their reporting. The purpose of any journalist is supposedly to educate the general public about issues accurately and in an unbiased fashion. Following the outrage by conservationists, minor amendments seem to have been made to the article. However, the social media handles of the various news channels remain unedited.