Target: RAM Construction and Development
Goal: Stop Florida from destroying one of the world’s rarest forests to build apartments and department stores
Florida is home to tropical canopies of pine rocklands that only exist in South Florida, Cuba, and the Bahamas. The state plans to eliminate the small amount that is remaining to build an apartment complex and several department stores. The construction agency involved must be convinced to take their building project elsewhere to salvage the rare and beautiful forests.
Much of this forest is now owned by RAM, a Florida building company who plans to build these apartments and strip malls. After this project, only 40 acres of the rare forest will remain. The rarity of these forests correspond with the rarity of its plants and animals, meaning that many of the unique creatures that live in this type of environment may become endangered or wiped away. Many scientists and environmentalists are scrambling to collect rare plants and animals before the project but their efforts may not be enough to save them.
Although we have always been an industrial and commercial nation we need to be aware of the importance of the valuable aspects of our earth and know where to draw the line when it comes to destroying land for business.
Please sign the petition below to encourage RAM to move their building project to land that is not rare and valuable.
Dear RAM Construction and Development,
As you are aware, you are planning a project to build apartments and department stores on the land of the rare pine rockland forest. This type of forest is only found in South Florida, Cuba, and the Bahamas and contains several rare species of plants and animals. Your project will reduce this forest to only 40 acres which is not enough to sustain the life of the rare species’ that inhabit it.
We understand that this is a very profitable business endeavor, but you must consider the value of the earth and the preservation of it’s rare land and creatures. We are writing to ask that you transfer your project to a different plot of land that is not as rare and valuable and pursue the preservation of this treasured forest.
[Your Name Here]
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