Topic

meio ambiente

16 petitions

Started 2 days ago

Petition to Governo Federal, ibama, Sisnama , Ministério do Meio Ambiente, Senado Federal, Ministério Publico Federal

STOP deforestation and exploitation of the Amazon!

Jair Bolsonaro, president of Brazil, defended the exploitation of the Amazon for profit in an interview during his election campaign in Porto Velho, Rondônia. The Amazon must be preserved. Deforestation is leading to a worldwide collapse and the extinction of both flora and fauna. Sign this petition to save this ecologically important region and protect Article 225 of Brazil's Federal Constitution: "Everyone has the right to an ecologically balanced environment, which is a public good for the people's use and is essential for a healthy life. The Government and the community have a duty to defend and to preserve the environment for present and future generations.” The Amazon is known as the "lungs of the world," because it is the world's main source of vegetation. It also contains the largest biodiversity of any tropical forest. This region is home to about 2.5 million insect species, tens of thousands of plants and about 2,000 birds and mammals. In Brazil alone there is an estimated 96,000 to 128,000 invertebrate species. One square kilometer of the Amazon rainforest contains about 90,000 metric tons of live plants. In addition to the threat to this biodiversity, the carbon emissions from deforestation contributes dramatically to global warming. Studies indicate that unsustainable deforestation may lead to a reduction in rainfall and, thus, a rise in temperature in the region and, consequently, the world. We need organizations to take appropriate action to protect this precious environment from the dangers that our forests are facing.

Valeria Magalhaes
5,011,043 supporters
Started 3 days ago

Petition to Governo Federal, Gladson Cameli, governador do Acre, Marcos Rocha, governador de Rondônia, Mauro Mendes, governador do Mato Grosso, Reinaldo Azambuja, governador Rio Grande do Sul, Ministério do Meio Ambiente, Senado Federal, Câmara dos Deputados, Ministério Publico Federal

Stop the burning of the Amazon Rainforest!

My name is Gabriel, I am a lawyer and I live in Rio Branco, in the heart of the Amazon. I am here because we need to ask all levels of Government in Brazil to mobilise and help us put an end to the burning of the Amazon rainforest!  We are asking the authorities to set up an inquiry to investigate what is leading to the increase in fires in this region and hold the culprits to account. According to the Brazilian Space Agency, this year the number of Amazon forest fires increased 84% compared to the same period of 2018. And I live this daily, I have never seen so many fires in such a short time. There are 71,000 new fire points. More than half of the fires are in the Amazon, which is not only killing biodiversity and ecosystems, but also damaging the health of millions, especially the elderly and children who cannot breathe due to smoke. Last Monday afternoon, the population of São Paulo was surprised to see the city going dark at 3pm from the heavy smoke billowing from the fires in the North. And that made us understand one thing: it doesn't matter if we're northerners or southerners. Whether you are living on the banks of the river or an executive working in the city. The dismantling of environmental policies will affect all of us. An inquiry can help make sure this doesn’t happen again. Please help by signing.

Gabriel Santos
4,067,364 supporters