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wildlife conservation

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Petition to Martin Adams, Susan Rowghani, Richard Harasick, David Ryu, Mitch O'Farrell, Sarah Dusseault, Jeanne Min, Adam Miller, Mary Rodriguez

ESTABLISH A SILVER LAKE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY NOW

We, the undersigned, request the City of Los Angeles and the DWP (Department of Water and Power) to establish a Wildlife Sanctuary within the current boundaries of the Silver Lake Reservoirs. By preserving the open waters of the Silver Lake Reservoirs and their surrounding acreage as a sanctuary, this will create a protected habitat for migratory birds and urban wildlife, to be enjoyed by all. CURRENTLY:The Silver Lake Reservoirs have been permanently taken offline from the City’s drinking water system. Water from the Eastern Sierra snowpack is being used to refill the Reservoirs, and existing ground water from the nearby Pollock Wells will be used to keep them replenished. BRIEF HISTORY:Silver Lake is known to naturalists as a "nature hotspot." Over 140 species of birds have been sighted here, along with the raccoons, opossums, skunks, coyotes and bobcats that have long been part of Silver Lake's ecosystem within the Reservoirs' area. Additionally, Silver Lake has been a vital link in the Pacific Flyway for 100 years, connecting bird habitats from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego in Patagonia. The Reservoirs’ quiet, protected expanse has provided life-sustaining food and rest to thousands upon thousands of migrating birds each year; among them, the Canada Goose, the Bank Swallow—an officially threatened species in California—as well as Buffleheads, Great Blue Herons, American Pelicans, American Wigeons, White-faced Ibis, Northern Pintail, and beloved Mallard Ducks. Silver Lake has one of the rare bodies of fresh water large enough to host many flocks alighting at once. Everyone who loves experiencing Silver Lake's nature will know that a Sanctuary will preserve the Reservoirs as a protected habitat for urban wildlife and a critical resting place for migratory birds. THEREFORE:We request that the City of Los Angeles and DWP immediately support the establishment of a Wildlife Sanctuary within the current boundaries of the Silver Lake Reservoirs, thereby protecting this precious place for the animals who make their homes here, and ensuring this tranquil oasis is preserved for the benefit of the community and the entire city. Note:• We are not requesting any city funds for this Wildlife Sanctuary.• We fully support the amenities that currently exist around the Reservoirs, such as the meadow, the walking paths, the dog park, the recreation center, the tots playground, the basketball courts, and the pocket park on Tesla. (While not an “amenity,” we also support the neighborhood Nursery School there.) ---------- MORE INFO: Silver Lake Wildlife Sanctuary

Silver Lake Wildlife Sanctuary
1,955 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Matt Mead, Anna Munoz, Roya Mogadam, Liz Cheney, Wyoming State House, Wyoming State Senate, John Barrasso, Greg Sheehan

Stop The Trophy Hunt of Wyoming Grizzly Bears

Yellowstone grizzlies have recovered from near extinction.However, Wyoming’s own Game and Fish Chief Warden, Brian Nesvik sees a potential hunt as “part of the success story” of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s grizzly population. The recovering of grizzly populations is a result of protections. Without those protections and a policy of peaceful coexistence, grizzlies will disappear again.In the 1970's, hunters and trappers decimated grizzly bear populations across the US. Why should we allow history to repeat itself? Today grizzly bears face even more threats from climate, habitat loss, development, mining and an increase in deaths by automobiles. A hunt this time could mean they may never recover. Is that a risk we are willing to accept?How can we trust that any hunt will be conducted in a conservative manner when it would be lacking scientific merit?We see the transparent interests at play in pursuing this hunt: ranchers, trophy hunters, and opportunistic mining companies and developers. We will not stand by as these self serving interests greedily advance their personal agendas.A hunt would not only disturbs the balance of nature, but it would have negative consequences for eco tourism. With grizzly bears serving as the main draw, “government and independent economists have placed the combined value of nature-based tourism in Yellowstone and Grand Teton at close to one billion dollars annually. (NPS 2016 Report)Clearly, the motivation for a Wyoming bear hunt is recreational, trophy hunting. It serves no biological or conservation purpose. We must commit to conserving wildlife and protect it for the benefit of all Americans and future generations. Unscientific hunts directly oppose conservation efforts. Therefore, we ask the addressed parties to end the pursuit of a grizzly bear hunt in Wyoming. NPS Report: https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16021.htm  

OneProtest
33,688 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Gilbert Cedillo, Paul Krekorian, Bob Blumenfield, David E. Ryu, Nury Martinez

Let Billy the Elephant stay at the LA zoo

Billy the elephant is an Asian elephant that was given to the city of Los Angeles as a gift from the Malaysian government. He lives with three other female elephants in a large exhibit. He helps educate others about Asian elephants that live in the wild. Sadly, people want him to be taken out of the zoo. Many of the arguments include that Billy has no social life and that his exhibit is too small. This could possibly start a chain reaction with more people making local governments take elephants away from US zoos. It won't stop there though. Soon many more species will be advocated to be taken out of zoos. Zoos might close down and never reopen. Children will never be educated about wildlife. The animals that need attention from the public will never get it and will possibly go extinct. My childhood was based around zoos and wildlife. I can't imagine a future where my kids and grand kids will never feel the same way as I did when I first saw an elephant. Sign up for this petition if you not only believe that Billy needs to stay in the LA zoo, sign up if you want your kids to be able to see an animal and be the one who makes a difference for the sake of conservation. Sign up to save wildlife as a whole. It only starts with one animal until they start taking more out of zoos. We need to act now and contact the city counsel of Los Angeles to let them know the truth about Billy.   Here are some video links that talk about the care Billy and the other elephants get at the Los Angeles zoo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmcNNZnRJYg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HxFgo5K2hs    

Gabe S
3,459 supporters