Topic

wildlife protection

63 petitions

Update posted 7 hours ago

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
1,719 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Mayor Wayne Messam, Miramar FL, City of Miramar Commissioners

Stop the planned destruction of 120 acre wetland forest in West Miramar, FL

Florida has lost over 100,000 acres of wetlands in the last few years.  We are determined to save the wetlands in our neighborhood, more specifically the 120 acres of land located at the southwest corner of Bass Creek Road and SW 172 Avenue in Miramar. This area is teaming with threatened and endangered wildlife that must be protected. Lennar Construction has filed an Application for Land Use Plan Amendment (#1502812) to develop 385 (modified from 537) single-family residential units on this land.   This proposed development will erase 120 acres of existing natural wildlife habitat and surrounding wetlands.  This pristine area is now home for dozens of threatened and endangered animals such as osprey, heron, key deer, turtles, and exotic plant-life. destroy a fragile wetland-forest eco-system that reduces green-house gasses, and is essential to preserving our drinking water, add over 1000 cars to our already congested and dangerous roadways and add further delays to the response time of our Emergency Responders Sign this petition  - - tell Mayor Wayne M. Messam and the City of Miramar Commissioners to reject proposed land use plan amendment #1502812, and convert this area into an environmentally “impact positive” nature preserve and education center.  Please also make a comment about why it's important to you!

Jytte Nielsen
10,004 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. Governors, Donald Trump

Reform the Mining Law of 1872

This 200 year old act is unchanged ever since it was made. It allows people to buy rights to one acre of land for $5, and mine it for metals like copper, silver, and gold. There are no royalties or charges for environmental destruction and it's been that way since the gold rush. The mining process involves Mountain top removal, which is a method of mining. This process destroys many ecosystems and causes a decrease in biodiversity. Biodiversity is the range of different species in an ecosystem, and is essential to avoid extinction. Other than that, there is a lot of soil erosion in this process which ends up in topsoil depletion. Topsoil contains all the things a plant needs for growth, and it takes thousands of years to form again. Once the metal is mined, there is cyanide used for the separation of the metal from the rock. The cyanide then, leaches or runs down into the river or groundwater, which pollutes the water and causes potential health risks for all living things (shown in the picture above). I am hoping that with charges for environmental damage and increasing the price of land, it will remind companies that they are responsible for the damage they cause. I will work with my community and possibly senators to make a change. I need your support and help for this.  I will also be updating with more information as I make progress. ________________________________________________________ image url: https://www.earthmagazine.org/article/all-glitters-acid-mine-drainage-toxic-legacy-gold-mining-south-africa

A. I.
46 supporters