WWF: Carve a Pumpkin for Conservation

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Too cute!

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From: World Wildlife Fund – ecomments [at] wwfus.org
Date: Oct 1, 2007 1:30 PM
Subject: WWF: Carve a Pumpkin for Conservation

Carve a Pumpkin for Conservation
Going Wild With Pumpkins

Photo via Johnny Huh

This Halloween, show your support for conservation by displaying pumpkins carved with WWF nature-themed stencils!

Want a jack-o-lantern this Halloween that all your neighbors will be talking about? These WWF nature-themed stencils make it easy and fun for the whole family to carve a great pumpkin… and creatively show your support of conservation! You can also win a prize for your creation by entering the Going Wild With Pumpkins photo challenge from Snapfish by HP if you visit www.snapfish.com: http://wwf.worldwildlife.org/site/R?i=V3DKfX24ff6OJBm6OJDfvQ..

It’s fun and easy to participate!

1. Download your favorite WWF Wild Pumpkin stencils from the HP Activity Center.

2. Carve wild pumpkins with your friends and family.

3. Shoot digital photos of your favorite wild pumpkin display.

4. Upload your photos to Snapfish and share with the world.

5. Vote on Snapfish for your favorite Wild Pumpkin photo and compete for a chance to win 100 different prizes.

Get Stencils

Upload Photos

Learn more about Going Wild With Pumpkins, check out WWF’s 10 Green Halloween Tips and discover the ways that WWF is working to save wild animals and wild places.

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World Wildlife Fund
1250 24th St. NW
Washington, DC 20037-1193
http://www.worldwildlife.org/index.cfm

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easyVegan Link Dump Sanctuary, 08-13-07

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Action Alerts

DawnWatch: Cage-free eggs on NY Times front page 8/12/07
“Suddenly, the Hunt Is on for Cage-Free Eggs”

The Wilderness Society: Help the Spotted Owl and Northwest Forests
The Bush Administration is now attempting to revise the Plan to undermine key wildlife protections, including habitat reserves for the northern spotted owl and other at-risk species.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF): Push for an Ocean Protection Treaty
WWF has launched a campaign to urge Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to hold a hearing on U.S. ratification of the Law of the Sea Convention.

Carnivals

Carnival of Open Records #2 (August 13, 2007 @ State Sunshine and Open Records)

Vegetarian Carnival #5 (August 13, 2007 @ Country Kitchen Pantry)

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API: Protect Polar Bears, Prairie Dogs, and more

Friday, June 29th, 2007

UPDATE, 6/30/07:

The World Wildlife Fund also sent out an action alert regarding the prarie dog poisonings on public land in Nebraska and South Dakota:

You have until July 23 to urge the U.S. Forest Service not to loosen its protections on prairie dogs. These cute and amusing creatures also have a serious side. They serve as a key food source for hawks, burrowing owls, badgers, swift foxes, critically endangered black-footed ferrets and other species, and their burrows also provide important shelter for these species.

Without extensive, healthy prairie dog towns, we won’t be able to protect and restore the Northern Great Plains grasslands, an
ecosystem that WWF has identified as one of the highest priorities for conservation worldwide and one of the places that must be saved in the next 50 years.

Act now to safeguard one of the most important ecosystems on Earth.

Past alerts here.

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From: API Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Jun 28, 2007 8:34 PM
Subject: Protect Polar Bears, Prairie Dogs, and more

Support Needed for Polar Bear Protection Act

The Polar Bear Protection Act (H.R. 2327/S. 1406) is currently pending in Congress. If passed, this bill will amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to strengthen polar bear conservation efforts. Your federal legislators need to hear from you right away in support of this bill.

In the Arctic, polar bears are up against an increasing number of threats, including trophy hunting, and quicker ice melts each year – that threaten food supplies, and also result in drowning of bears who may be forced to swim extreme distances in search of a place to come ashore.

Just last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment that stops funding for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to issue permits for the importation of sport-hunted polar bear trophies. Unfortunately, late last night this amendment failed to pass the House of Representatives. This means it is more important than ever that H.R. 2327/S. 1406 gain momentum forward toward permanently protecting these magnificent animals.

To be sure polar bears receive the protection they deserve, please contact your federal legislators today and ask that they co-sponsor H.R. 2327/S.1406.

To find out more and take action on this alert, go to http://www.api4animals.org/actionalerts.php?p=1242&more=1

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WWF: Time to Protect Chile’s Blue Whales

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Via the World Wildlife Fund:

Time to Protect Chile’s Blue Whales

The Gulf of Corcovado and Chiloe coast in Southern Chile is one of the most important feeding and calving grounds for the highly endangered blue whale, the largest animal ever known to have existed on planet earth.

Since the unique importance of the area was discovered in 2003, WWF and its partners have worked to obtain a government decree to protect an area that supports not only the blue whale, but dozens of other marine mammals including humpback whales and the Chilean dolphin.

However, rapid economic growth in the area and increasing fishing, tourism and marine traffic in the Gulf of Corcovado could now pose a threat to blue whales and the larger ecosystem they inhabit.

The approval of a new marine protected area has now been endorsed by the local governments in the region, the Chilean senate, and is strongly supported by conservation organizations and the scientific community. But approval by the Ministry of Defense and a Presidential decree are still needed in order for the area to be finally protected.

Following Chile’s positive role at the recent International Whaling Commission meeting, where the Government strongly advocated for whale conservation, we are now asking the Chilean President to protect blue whales and their habitat.

ACT NOW: Ask the Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet, to create the Chiloe and Corcovado Gulf Marine and Coastal Protected Area.

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WWF: Help Lions, Snow Leopards and More

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Via the World Wildlife Fund:

Help Lions, Snow Leopards and More

Urge your members of Congress to cosponsor the Great Cats and Rare Canids Act!

Lions, snow leopards, African wild dogs, and other wild cats and canids may be fierce and powerful, but they are also extremely vulnerable. Worldwide, they face serious threats from illegal hunting, habitat loss, disease, and many other factors.

Last year, there was significant support in the House for a Great Cats and Rare Canids bill. WWF thanks the many activists who urged their representatives to support that bill and helped boost the number of cosponsors. The debate is starting anew and a nearly identical bill has been introduced in both chambers of Congress. Once again, we need to demonstrate strong support for the measure by convincing many members of Congress to become cosponsors.

Send a free letter urging your members of Congress to save these critically important species!

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Ecological Internet: Stop WWF’s Betrayal of the Earth’s Last Ancient Forests

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Note: Previous related alerts available here.

Via Ecological Internet / The Rainforest Portal:

Stop WWF’s Betrayal of the Earth’s Last Ancient Forests

For many years the international conservation group WWF has supported Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification that first-time logging of ancient primary and old-growth forests is “sustainable”. Millions of hectares of intact, large rainforest ecosystems have been and are being heavily industrially logged for the first time with WWF and FSC’s stamp of approval. Ecological Internet (EI) recently reported upon Samling of Malaysia’s activities in Guyana under the name of Barama (1.3 million ha/3.2 million acres), which received significant international bank financing based upon assurances provided by WWF and an FSC certificate of good forest management.

Sadly, WWF’s partnering with this particular rainforest destroyer in Guyana is not at all unique. Similar large-scale, often illegal and highly socially and environmentally destructive logging of ancient forests in the Congo basin countries, Russia, and Indonesia continue with the blessing of WWF and FSC as their official policy. WWF’s greenwashing, and propagation and subsidizing of the myth of “sustainable ancient forest logging”, may be the greatest threat to the world’s remaining ancient forests.

WWF’s unquestioning support for certified logging of ancient forests has placed them in the highly controversial position of supporting loggers against local protests, as well as at odds with ecological science’s requirements for global forest and climate sustainability. Their efforts go well beyond promotion, as WWF’s “Global Forest and Trade Network” (GFTN) program is highly likely accepting undisclosed amounts of money from industrial loggers to promote their certification to FSC standards. And they continue to advocate on their behalf even when these standards are not met. As evidence questioning their basic premise that industrial logging of millions of years old ecosystems is environmentally desirable or even possible continues to build, WWF has resorted to trying to cover-up the depth to which they are driving the ancient forest logging business. Indeed, WWF is acting like a Public Relations agency for destructive and criminal logging. […]

WWF is betraying the global ancient forest protection movement. Its embrace of questionable certifications provides greenwashing to allow industrial ancient rainforest logging to continue. WWF and other ancient forest logging apologists must commit to working to End Ancient Forest Logging — a complete cessation of industrial development in the world’s remaining primary and old-growth forests. This is a global imperative given looming climate change, species extinction and continued indigenous abuses by rapacious “legal” and illegal industrial loggers. Ultimately, just like any big multinational corporation, as it seems to be only money that now interests WWF, we have to make it cost them more to have these deals with logging companies than they get from the deals themselves. Protest against a World Without ancient Forests (WWF) and demand they cease their support for industrial scaled logging of primary and old-growth forests.

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WWF: One of World’s Largest Fisheries at Risk

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Via the World Wildlife Fund:

One of World’s Largest Fisheries at Risk

Bristol Bay is at the epicenter of a sustainable seafood industry that’s worth $2 billion annually. It makes no sense to allow oil and gas drilling that would put Bristol Bay’s fisheries and its rich arctic marine biodiversity at risk, yet would generate only $7.7 billion total over 25 to 40 years of operation.

Now is the time to speak out — a House committee is expected to vote next Tuesday on whether to make Bristol Bay off limits to energy development for one year.

null Of course, a Tiny Violin alert is a given here; if you use the WWF’s sample letter, be sure to edit out all areas of concern except for that of Bristol Bay’s ecosystem.

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WWF: Help End the Tiger Trade

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

UPDATE, 6/19/07, via WWF:

In a major victory for conservation, raising captive tigers for trade in their parts was rejected last week by members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) meeting in The Hague.

Parties to the international wildlife convention also urged China to phase out its large-scale commercial tiger farms.

Prior to the decision WWF and other conservation organizations unveiled the massive two-storey-high tiger mosaic, made up of more than 26,000 of your photos, outside the conference centre urging world leaders to end all trade in tigers. Delegates had to walk past the mosaic on their way to the tiger debate.

See a photo slideshow of the mosaic being unveiled at: http://mail.panda.org/inxmail/url?vmkeq00d4gi0qbfbn3a3

Watch the video: http://mail.panda.org/inxmail/url?vmoeq00d4gi0qbvi43a3

4 countries with wild tigers – India, Nepal, Russia and Bhutan – were joined by the United States in advocating for a strong decision for tigers. India called on China to phase out the country’s privately run “tiger farms,” which house nearly 5,000 big cats and are pushing the Chinese government to allow legal trade in tiger parts. With leadership from these countries, the 171 member countries of the CITES convention adopted a strong tiger trade decision by consensus.

China has said that it will not lift its ban without listening to scientific opinion from around the world. The world spoke and urged China not to reopen any trade in tiger parts and to increase protection for tigers in the wild.

This is great news!

Thank you to everyone who took action and added their photo to the tiger mosaic. Without your help this would not have been possible!

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Via the World Wildlife Fund:

Help End the Tiger Trade

Your snapshot could help save tigers. Add your photo* to the world’s largest photo mosaic of this endangered species and your picture will be included when the mosaic is unveiled to world leaders in June as they gather to discuss trade in endangered species. Upload your photo now.

You can also sign a letter urging China to make its tiger trade ban permanent. Your views will be personally conveyed to China’s leaders.

Despite international and domestic bans, a thriving black market for tiger skins and bones threatens to wipe out wild tigers. China, with its booming economy, burgeoning human population and ancient traditions of using tiger parts as medicine and clothing, is the world’s leading consumer of tiger products.

The good news is that the Chinese government has taken decisive action to help save the species, outlawing the trade of tiger products, increasing enforcement efforts and running public awareness campaigns to curb the demand for tiger products.

But there is a new threat in China that could put every last wild tiger at risk: the increasing population of captive-bred tigers on so-called “tiger farms.” Investors in these businesses are now pressuring the Chinese government to allow them to sell tiger products.

* Where’s Kelly?

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WWF: Tell New Zealand to protect endangered dolphins

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

Via the World Wildlife Fund:

Tell New Zealand to protect endangered dolphins

Hector’s and Maui’s dolphins live around the shores of New Zealand and are amongst the rarest marine dolphins in the world.

The biggest threat to Hector’s and Maui’s is from commercial and recreational fishing. The dolphins are unable to detect set nets – nets that are held on or off shore with anchors – and, if they become entangled, they drown within minutes. They are also accidentally caught by fishing boats.

Add to this the disturbances to their habitat from tourism, polluted waters, coastal development and boat traffic, and survival for one of the world’s rarest marine dolphins is a daily battle.

But there is hope. By taking the necessary action and removing all human threats New Zealand can give the dolphins their best chance of survival. Failure to do so could mean we will lose these enigmatic animals forever.

Help save Hector’s and Maui’s dolphins by signing our petition to New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Helen Clark.

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WWF: Protect Polar Bears From Global Warming

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Via the World Wildlife Fund:

Protect Polar Bears From Global Warming

Deadline: 4/9/2007

U.S. activists: Help protect polar bears from the impacts of global warming by endorsing a proposal to list them as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act.

Being added to the Endangered Species list would give the bears important protections, such as prohibitions on killing, harming or otherwise “taking” the species.

The listing would require that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designate critical habitat for polar bears and would ensure that the federal government’s actions do not jeopardize the bears’ existence or adversely modify or destroy their critical habitat. The government also would need to prepare a recovery plan that specifies measures needed for the bears’ protection.

Write to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service now to endorse adding the polar bear to the Endangered Species list.

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WWF: Protect Bulgaria’s natural treasures

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

Via the World Wildlife Fund:

Protect Bulgaria’s natural treasures

The location of the new holiday complex near the village of Varvara on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast is nothing but idyllic, where the thickly forested Strandzha Mountains march almost directly onto the Black Sea.

Little wonder that holiday homes have already been snapped up by foreign investors, even before construction is completed.

The problem – unbeknown to investors – is that the complex is being built illegally within the Strandzha Nature Park, without the agreement of the park authorities.

Sadly this story is not unique. In Bulgaria, especially when it comes to environmental protection, laws on paper still mean little in practice. Lack of capacity, will or even corruption on the part of authorities and political decision makers are allowing individual interests to ransack Bulgaria’s greatest natural treasures. In all too many cases, foreign investors from the UK and other countries are silent accomplices.

Send an email now to the Bulgarian authorities.

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WWF: Help Save the Peruvian Rain Forest

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

UPDATE, 2/15/07:

WWF’s Passport Panda also has a similar alert and sample letter available here.

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Via the World Wildlife Fund:

Help Save the Peruvian Rain Forest

The Peruvian rain forest is one of the world’s most biologically rich and diverse regions and provides habitat for wildlife such as the jaguar, harpy eagle and giant river otter.

Unfortunately, these creatures and their habitats are at risk from the unsustainable harvest of timber, particularly of big-leaf mahogany–a threatened species so valuable that it can lead to the destruction of large forest areas. Peru is the world’s largest exporter of big-leaf mahogany, with 90 percent going to the North American market.

The international trade in big-leaf mahogany is regulated by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and the Peruvian government has taken many steps to improve forest management and stop illegal logging. Despite these precautions, big-leaf mahogany continues to be harvested at unsustainable levels and illegal logging remains rampant.

Many of these trees are illegally logged in protected areas or on the lands of indigenous peoples who receive only a fraction of the actual value of the wood. Strong measures must be taken today if this species and the rain forest of which it is a part are to survive for future generations.

Every year, Peru sets a quota for mahogany that determines how much can be exported. It is critically important that Peru sets a quota level that is sustainable and scientifically-based, and that can be verified as legally harvested. If that does not happen, WWF will urge countries worldwide not to import Peruvian mahogany.

Action is urgently needed as Peru is expected to announce its annual quota for mahogany exports in only a few days.

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WWF: Help save Australia’s ‘Galapagos’

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Via the World Wildlife Fund:

Help save Australia’s ‘Galapagos’

Barrow Island is the second largest island in Western Australia, and is one of Australia’s oldest nature reserves. But this remarkable place, described as Australia’s ‘Galapagos’ because of its rare and endangered species, now faces unprecedented threats.

In December 2006, the Western Australian Government overruled the advice of its own Environmental Protection Authority and approved the development on the island of a huge gas plant by the energy companies, Chevron, Shell and ExxonMobil.

Risks to wildlife from the massive project include the introduction of invasive species and diseases in the thousands of tonnes of material and equipment needed to build the plant. The development would also require the construction of a port in a pristine tropical area previously
earmarked for inclusion in the surrounding marine park and the dredging of deep shipping channels in coral reef habitat.

You can help protect Barrow Island by signing our petition to the energy consortium (Chevron, Shell and ExxonMobil). Tell them to halt plans to locate the gas plant on the island and
instead look to alternative mainland locations.

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A slew of anti-Big Oil/pro-clean energy action alerts for the 110th Congress

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

UPDATE, 1/22/07:

As many of you know, HR6 passed the House on Thursday; you can read the full text of the bill here.

Says Ayinde O. Chase of All Headline News,

On Thursday the House of Representatives passed the CLEAN Energy Act (H.R. 6), which rolls back subsidies and tax breaks for Big Oil, by a vote of 264 to 163. The bill specifically aims to close certain tax loopholes available to big oil companies, and collect royalties from oil and gas produced in public waters. The legislation when enforced will shift more than $14 billion from certain subsidies to investments in clean energy, such as energy-efficient technologies and renewable power. […]

The monies collected could be directed to:

– spur the construction of wind and solar energy power generation facilities

– provide incentives for energy-efficient appliances, buildings and equipment

– enable more people to purchase gas-saving hybrid cars and trucks […]

An Apollo Alliance study discovered that a major investment in alternative energy technologies has the potential of adding more than 3.3 million new jobs to the nation’s economy, stimulating $1.4 trillion dollars in new Gross Domestic Product, and eventually paying for itself in a 10-year time span.

Sweet.

My favorite headline come from Salon: “Big Oil gets punked” (!).

Earthjustice recommends sending your rep a thank you, that is, if she or he is deserving of one. Otherwise, ignore the twit and vote against him/her in the next election cycle.

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With Congress slated to vote on the clean energy portion of their 100 Hours agenda later this week, the action alerts are coming at my inbox, fast and furious. Rather than post each individually, here’s a roundup of those that call on Congress to end subsidies for Big Oil, support clean energy, and/or vote yes on H.R. 6. I’ll add new ones to the top of the list as they arrive.

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WWF: Save Sharks, Whales, and Other Marine Life

Monday, December 18th, 2006

Via the World Wildlife Fund:

Save Sharks, Whales, and Other Marine Life

The federal government is accepting public comments until January 5 on how best to manage three national marine sanctuaries located off the coast of California: Monterey Bay, Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank.

Together, the three sanctuaries encompass 7,100 square miles and support some of the world’s most diverse marine ecosystems. Giant kelp forests, wildlife breeding habitats, and deep submarine canyons are some of the special areas.

Unfortunately, these underwater treasures face serious threats. Many of the marine species are threatened by overfishing and destructive practices such as bottom trawling. And the nearby large and growing human population puts enormous pressure on the ecosystems.

National marine sanctuaries belong to us all and we all have a say in how they are managed. To help preserve these sanctuaries and all the riches they contain, let sanctuary managers hear your voice.

ACT NOW: Send a free letter supporting strong protection for the three marine sanctuaries.

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WWF: Stop killing wolves in Switzerland

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Via the World Wildlife Fund:

Stop killing wolves in Switzerland

Thanks to conservation efforts wolves returned to Switzerland in 1995 after being driven to extinction throughout most of Western Europe at the beginning of the last century.

But the future of the species in Switzerland now hangs in the balance once again.

In late November a wolf, which was reported to have killed around 30 sheep, was shot dead in the Valais region in south western Switzerland. This was the second wolf killed this year, following the shooting of a female in October.

Although the wolf is classified as a ‘strictly protected’ species in Europe, animals can still be killed legally under exceptional circumstances. Yet despite the fact that the Swiss region’s highest court ordered a halt to the cull until a formal decision could be made, the authorities carried out their threat and killed the wolf regardless.

The authorities in Valais have completely failed to promote prevention measures, which can drastically reduce attacks on livestock, and have even ignored advice from their own highest court.

This sets a terrible example, which unless it is challenged, could soon be followed by other regions in Switzerland.

Click here and call on the authorities in Valais to stop killing wolves.

Find out more information about this action here.

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WWF: Help save one of Norway’s last magical places

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Via the World Wildlife Fund:

Help save one of Norway’s last magical places

In its final session before Christmas, the Norwegian government will decide how much of Southern Scandinavia’s last remaining large old-growth forest is to be protected.

The Trillemarka-Rollagsfjell area in Norway covers low-land forests with broadleaved deciduous trees, herb-rich spruce forests, dramatic river canyons and miles and miles of undulating forested hills covered by spruce and pine – all overlooked by majestic mountains.

Within the forest scientists have discovered over 100 species that are endangered and threatened in Norway. The three-toed woodpecker, golden eagle and Siberian jay are just a few of the examples of the rich wildlife thriving in the old trees, where rare lichens and fungi conjures up a uniquely magical atmosphere.

If the government fails to protect the whole of Trillemarka-Rollagsfjell in the coming weeks then the area’s unique environment and precious wildlife will be under threat.

Please go to http://mail.panda.org/inxmail/url?vhq2q00d4gi0q0ts53a3 and send an email now to the Norwegian government, urging them to do the right thing and protect all of Trillemarka-Rollagsfjell!

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WWF: Boost International Conservation Funds

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Via the World Wildlife Fund:

Boost International Conservation Funds

President Bush is in the midst of preparing his federal budget for fiscal year 2008 and the levels he selects will frame the budget debate in Congress next year.

Please ask your members of Congress to urge the president to propose increased funding for international affairs, which includes international conservation.

The 1.2 percent of all federal spending that our nation allocates for international affairs reaps us huge rewards in terms of increased U.S. and global security and sustainability.

Because of the changes currently taking place in Congress, this is a critically important time to take action. Legislators will be facing enormous budget pressures next year and they will have to make difficult choices. Your voice is essential to ensure that the international conservation budget isn’t cut!

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WWF: Provide Adequate Funds for Global Environmental Protection

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Via World Wildlife Fund:

Provide Adequate Funds for Global Environmental Protection

Although the federal fiscal year for 2007 began last September, Congress has yet to finalize some aspects of the 2007 budget, including the U.S. contribution for the Global Environment Facility (GEF), a little known but extremely important international institution that supports conservation projects around the world. Businesses, universities, governments, and nonprofits partner with the GEF and provide significant additional funds. Since 1992, the GEF has allocated $6.1 billion in grants, leveraging more than $20 billion in additional financing, to more than 1,750 projects. Unfortunately, the United States has repeatedly underpaid what it has pledged to the GEF.

Also still pending is the level of funding for implementation of the Tropical Forest Conservation Act and for the international biodiversity conservation programs of the U.S. Agency for International Development. […]

U.S. activists: Urge your senators to provide sufficient funding for programs that protect wildlife and habitats across the globe.

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WWF: Help Sardinia turn over a new leaf

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Via the World Wildlife Fund:

Help Sardinia turn over a new leaf

Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean, is known throughout the world for the beauty of its sea, its coastline and its wildlife.

Yet despite being home to such magnificent and rare species as the Sardinian red deer and the bearded vulture, the island has long suffered from damaging and uncontrolled development.

Now Sardinia’s Regional Council has decided to protect its coastline through new legislation and bring to a halt the steady, decades-long process of unsustainable building that has been slowly eroding this magical place.

Thanks to the work of the President of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, Renato Soru, the council’s decision is now officially law. But opponents of the law – who want to keep destroying the island’ coastline – are now trying to overturn it.

Read more and take action here.

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