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THE AMAZON NEEDS YOUR VOICE
We have until May 25 to stop one piece of legislation that will put at risk 76 million hectares of the Amazon rainforest. Destroying or not restoring this much forest would release the equivalent of 28 billion tonnes of CO2, which is around four times the target for global greenhouse gas emissions cuts laid out by the Kyoto Protocol for 2008-12.
But this is an extraordinary situation, because one person has the power to change the world. And we need you to persuade her to do it.
As we write this, we have just 8 days to persuade the President of Brazil to put an end to the Brazilian Forest Code, which takes away vital protections to one of the world’s most precious natural resources.
This isn’t just Brazil’s issue; it’s all of ours. There is a clear link between the health of the Amazon and the health of the planet.
The rainforests, which contain 90-140 billion metric tons of carbon, help stabilize local and global climate. The Amazon is home to one in ten of the known species in the world, making it the largest collection of living plants and animal species on the planet. The biodiversity of plant life is the highest on Earth, with around 40,000 different species resting in its boundaries. Home to 3,000 freshwater fish species and more than 370 reptile species, it’s also one of the world’s last refuges for jaguars, harpy eagles and pink dolphins, and thousands of tree-dwelling species including southern two-toed sloths and pygmy marmosets.
Together we can stand up for the Amazon, and send a powerful message to the President of Brazil that she can be our hero by vetoing the Forest Code. Sign the petition at ehour.me/vetodilma to join us and millions of others in calling on President Dilma to veto the bill.
We CAN stand up for the Amazon Rainforest. We WILL stand up for Amazon Rainforest. Will YOU stand up for Amazon Rainforest?