Target: Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
Goal: Include coral reefs on the “World Heritage In Danger” list after a massive bleaching event.
In the worst coral bleaching event on record, all of the reefs from Cairns to Papua New Guinea have been damaged. Demand that the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) finally put the reefs on the “in-danger” list.
Just last year, the leaders at UNESCO voted not to include the coral reefs on the “List of World Heritage In Danger.” This decision stunned environmental activists as the reefs are dying in record numbers. Man-made climate change has warmed the oceans and caused massive bleaching events throughout the world. A place on the list would increase awareness and encourage protective measures.
While the reefs can recover, it will require a return to normal conditions on the ocean floor. It is more likely that the reefs will perish. Sign below and demand that UNESCO add the reefs to the “in danger” list before it is too late.
Dear Director-General Bokova,
A massive coral bleaching event has damaged over 95 percent of the reefs from Cairns to Papua New Guinea. This is the largest bleaching event on record. We demand that you add the coral reefs to the “in danger” list before it is too late.
Climate change has warmed the oceans and started a bleaching event that has yet to be stopped. Reports show that the once resilient northern section of the reef has been damaged. This gives little hope for the southern sections, which have always been reseeded by the north.
With damage this great, it is likely that the reefs will die. Add them to the “in danger” list before it is too late.
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