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We need your help to save Norway's wolves! Already two wolves have been killed and Norway still plans to kill 41 more of the 68 remaining wolves in the country. Learn more here and be sure to sign the petition demanding an end to the hunt. Sign the petition here!
Rare Amazon trees are being cut down by criminal loggers and turned into luxury garden decking. And it’s for sale at builders merchant Jewson! We’ve reported Jewson to the UK government regulator. But if we kick off a big enough threat to their reputation as a responsible company, we could get them to stop selling dodgy wood in days, not months. We can do it with a huge and fast-growing petition. Can you sign now to demand Jewson stop plundering the Amazon? https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/amazontimber2 The criminal loggers use sophisticated scams to give their illegal timber a legitimate-sounding cover story. You won’t find Amazon timber at B&Q and Homebase - but you will at Jewson. A two-year Greenpeace investigation and an undercover sting in April have revealed they buy wood from the riskiest part of Brazil, where almost 80% of logging is illegal. A salesman for Jewson’s partner company told our undercover investigator that the paperwork from Brazil, claiming to show where the timber comes from, is "not worth much more [than] what it's written on”. The Amazon rainforest is living, breathing, vast and beautiful. It’s home to millions of animal, plant, insect and bird species. Yet criminal loggers smash roads right through it to get to rare trees, roads that are often later used to start fires for illegal land clearance. Recently, together we got Oriental & Pacific Tuna to stop using fishing methods that kill turtles and sharks after targeting their biggest retailer, Tesco. And we got Procter & Gamble to agree to stop buying palm oil from companies that destroy Indonesia’s rainforests. Now let’s do it for the Amazon. Sign the petition: https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/amazontimber2 Jewson claims that the wood it sells is legal but the only evidence they can point to is exactly the same paperwork used by criminal gangs to disguise illegal timber. Time to call them out - sign now.
Australia could let mining magnates build one of the world's largest coal ports on top of the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem -- opening access to 8 billion extra tonnes of planet-killing coal and risking the survival of this entire amazing world heritage site. Activists in Australia are pressuring the government and UNESCO is speaking out, but a bank owned by the US public is key to the project. Global pressure on the US bank now could bring international shame and spotlight environmental issues in the middle of the US election season. If they pull out, the entire crazy plan could be shut down for good. Let’s up the pressure on the bank’s chairman Fred Hochberg and demand he halt funding for Great Barrier Coal. We have only days to act -- he's in Australia for meetings right now. Click below to join the call to save the reef and Avaaz will deliver our voices to Hochberg: http://www.avaaz.org...oal_mine_global The enormous coal port project would push the already vulnerable reef closer to the brink by constructing an export terminal inside its waters -- and by flooding the market with 8 billion more tonnes of coal exports. It would allow up to 20 ships each day to travel over this pristine area, shuttling dirty coal from inland Australia to China. We saw the kind of damage these ships can cause in 2010 when a ship ran aground, leaving a 3km gash in the unique reef. Right now, the proposal is facing hurdles after UNESCO reported that coal development is damaging the reef, and the Australian government has intervened by calling for a review of the environmental assessment. If we can cut the funding off at its source we can bring another blow to the plan -- and help stop the entire mining operation. The US Export-Import Bank is already embattled within US politics and wants to avoid any further controversy. A massive outcry right now could stop them from destroying the most spectacular underwater scenery in the world. Sign now and Avaaz will deliver the message straight to Hochberg: http://www.avaaz.org...oal_mine_global