Target: Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
Goal: End rapid deforestation in India to prevent wildlife attacks.
A leopard injured three people after wandering into a school. The animal entered the highly populated city of Bangalore from a nearby forest. Rapid deforestation has given wild animals easy access to cities and nowhere else to go. Demand that India act to end deforestation by preserving habitats to prevent wild animal encounters.
Wild animal attacks are not uncommon in India. In 2014, a leopard killed a five-year-old boy in the courtyard of his home. Wild animals are also responsible for frequent attacks on dogs and other small animals.
Currently, between 12,000 and 14,000 leopards live in the outskirts of Indian cities. Deforestation has depleted their habitat and given them nowhere else to turn. Sign below to put an end to rapid deforestation to stop habitat loss and prevent leopard attacks.
Dear Minister Javadekar,
Three people were injured after a leopard attack in Bangalore and rapid deforestation is to blame. We demand that India stop rapid deforestation for the good of wildlife as well as people.
Deforestation is harmful to all. It depletes the habitats of wild animals and forces them to wander into human territory for nourishment. It is also responsible for the deadly rise in carbon emissions, a contributor to global warming. The popularity of palm oil as well as industrial expansion has put forests at risk. The consequences of their loss are insurmountable.
While efforts are being made, they are not enough. We demand that you put a stop to rapid deforestation in India. Please act to secure the safety of the Indian people from further leopard attacks by preserving wildlife habitat.
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