Ensure Protection for Andean Condor

Target: Peruvian Congress

Goal: Establish conservation program for endangered Andean condor

A bill was recently introduced to the Peruvian Congress that, if passed, would establish a conservation program for the country’s endangered Andean condor. Urge the Congress to support this bill and save these beautiful birds from disappearing forever.

The Andean condor is an amazing creature. A large black vulture with white feathers around the neck, the Andean condor is a staple of the mountains that hug the Pacific coast of South America. The bird has a wing span that can reach 10.5 feet and subsists mainly on deceased farm animals and other large mammals.

Sadly, the Andean condor is disappearing quickly. Human development and mining projects in the mountains have diminished this bird’s habitat and decimated its food supply. Plus, condors’ feathers and bones fetch a good price in South American markets, driving overzealous hunters to slaughter many each year. All of these issues have brought this creature to the brink of extinction. What was once a healthy population has now become a small group hanging on for survival.

Thankfully, there is hope for these beautiful birds. The bill introduced to Peru’s Congress would establish a conservation plan for the Andean condor. If the bill is passed, Peru’s government would curtail development in condor habitats, scale back mining projects, regulate hunting, and allocate federal funds for the birds to be monitored and studied. All of these efforts would help condors bounce back in Peru, saving them from extinction.

Urge the Peruvian Congress to pass this bill. The Andean condor should not disappear forever because of human development and greed.

PETITION LETTER

Dear Peruvian Congress,

Please pass the bill intended to protect Andean condors from extinction. These beautiful birds need a strong conservation plan that prevents their permanent disappearance from the mountains of Peru.

The Andean condor is an amazing creature. These birds live high in the mountains and can have a wing span of nearly 11 feet. They subsist mainly on deceased mammals like sheep and deer, and play an important role in your country’s mythology and folklore.

However, as I’m sure you know, the Andean condor is disappearing in Peru. Development, mining projects, over-hunting, and lack of prey have driven these creatures to the brink of extinction. If nothing is done to protect them, the condor will soon be extinct.

Thankfully, there is something you can do: support the bill intended to protect these magnificent birds. The bill will curtail development and mining projects, regulate hunting, and allocate funding to study the animals. With these changes, Andean condors will have a chance at survival.

Please protect the Andean condor in your country and pass this new bill. Thank you.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: szeke via Flickr

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  1. Ruth Rogers Ruth Rogers says:

    Signed! Good thoughts! What other species if any — not matter what the size– is endangered and of significance in this area, that might help with these goals.

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