by: Care2 Team
recipient: Premier Gladys Berejiklian
Count to sixty. In that one minute period, 19 animals perished in the Southern Australian state of New South Wales (NSW). They are dying because of tree clearing that has become rampant in the state under the government of Gladys Berejiklian, who has written off the environment as a concern for her administration.
19 animals a minute equals a whopping 10 million animal deaths a year in NSW. According to conservative figures, the government estimates that nearly 2000 square miles of forest have been felled between 1998 and 2015, toppling a forest and woodland area that equals twice the size of Luxembourg. In that time 10.7 million birds, 67.1 million reptiles and 9.1 million mammals have disappeared.
One of those mammals is the koala. It might seem unbelievable, but one of Australia’s most iconic animals is now under threat of disappearing.
In fact, if things don’t change, researchers say that the animals could go extinct within our lifetime. This previously unthinkable headline is mainly because states like NSW have been far too lenient when it comes to clear-cutting in the koala’s last remaining ranges. Their survival depends on having enough habitat where they are able to thrive. But without a sound policy that protects vegetation and wildlife, the famous marsupial and many other animals are likely to disappear in short order.
Is this how the Berejiklian government wants to be known? As the administration that let the last remaining koalas in NSW go extinct? We certainly hope not, but we must make sure.
Speak up and tell Premier Berejiklian’s government that they have a duty to protect New South Wales’ koala populations.
Sign and ask them to demand tree-clearing restrictions today.
Reindeer were reportedly kicked and abused, but the accused farms are still open. Demand that The Reindeer Centre be shut down to protect reindeer this holiday season.
Source: Shut Down Reindeer Farm With Reported History of Abuse
Hundreds of whales are being captured and held captive in inhumane whale jails. Demand that the Russian government take action and stop ignoring this horrific practice.
Source: Demand Freedom for Orcas Trapped in Russian “Whale Jail”
Humanity has a new cousin
To President Joko Widodo, the Indonesian legislature, and all members of the Indonesian government:
We call on you to ban the North Sumatera Hydro Energy’s 510MW Batang Toru Hydroelectric Power Plant and any and all industrial development in the Batang Toru forest. These types of projects put some of the world’s last remaining orangutans at risk. Orangutans are critically endangered and this project would put this precious species further at risk of extinction.
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This is wild! Scientists just announced there’s a new species of orangutan that we never knew existed before… and they need our help.
They’re called Tapanuli orangutans and they have their own distinct genes and features.
But there’s only 800 of them left — and a new dam project is about to rip through their forest in Indonesia.
But there’s still hope: the scientific announcement has made headlines, and investors are backing away from the project. Let’s end it once and for all by getting the Indonesian government to stop all industrial projects in the Tapanuli’s home land!
, then share everywhere – when we reach a million signers we’ll take our call directly to the Indonesian authorities!
Renee Lockett started this petition to Governor of Texas Greg Abbott
Every year, hundreds of Brown Pelicans are run over by cars along a 3-mile stretch of Highway 48 in south Texas during cold fronts. Strong winds force the pelicans onto the highway and they cannot get out of the way of cars going 75 mph. Last week, 53 pelicans were run over in one evening. I am one of the volunteers who assists to rescue pelicans that end up stranded on the highway and cannot take flight due to roadway concrete barriers and strong winds. It is a very dangerous situation for everyone. The stretch is between Port Isabel, Tx. and Brownsville, Tx. near the Carl Joe Gayman Bahia Grande Restoration Channel.
By lowering the speed limit on this 3-mile stretch, conditions would be safer for pelicans, motorists and fishermen who frequent the area. This stretch passes through an area of vital habitat for pelicans which they use for fishing and roosting, and thus fly over it on a daily basis. The links below show news reports of what is happening to the pelicans year after year. Local school children also chimed in with a song and letters to convey their thoughts and feelings. By signing this petition, you will be joining us in asking Governor Abbot to please step in to get the speed limit lowered for this 3-mile stretch of wildlife habitat along Highway 48. Thank you for your time and consideration.
- Pelicans in Peril on Highway 48 News Report
School Children Sing for Highway 48 Pelicans
Pelican Plight/Speed Limit on Highway 48 News Report
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