Save Cheetahs From Imminent Extinction

Target: Inger Anderson, Director-General of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature

Goal: Add cheetahs to the Red List of endangered species after recent reports of massive population declines.

Only 7,100 cheetahs remain in the entire world, and since their populations are apparently declining rapidly, activists are asking that this species be added to the Red List. A statement from researchers from the Zoological Society of London, Panthera, and the Wildlife Conservation Society noted that humans are in large part responsible for the massive decline because they hunt the prey cheetahs need to survive, abduct their cubs for trafficking, and destroy their ecosystems with farmland. If the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) would update the cheetah’s status from vulnerable to endangered, global support and funds to conserve this species would increase.

It is estimated that half of the world’s cheetahs live in a single population in Southern Africa that spans six countries while in Asia, this fastest land animal is nearly wiped out. The big cat’s cubs are coveted due to a fashion trend in Saudi Arabia, and of the 1,200 stolen in the past decade, 85 percent have died in transit. It is estimated that about 77 percent of the species’ habitat is outside protected lands and that their decline has gone unnoticed due to their elusiveness and the more prominent focus on elephants and lions in Africa. Additionally, it is reported that cheetahs no longer reside on 91 percent of the lands they used to roam. Please sign this petition to demand that the IUCN add the cheetah species to the Red List.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. Anderson,

Several animal conservation groups recently released details from a study that found there to be only about 7,100 cheetahs left in the world. Human encroachment on this species’ territory coupled with the abduction of their cubs to be sold as pets has led to their massive decline.

Cheetahs no longer reside on much of the land they used to roam, and their vast habitats are largely unprotected. I urge the IUNC to upgrade the cheetah species’ classification from vulnerable to endangered so that more funds will be allocated to their conservation.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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18 Comments

  1. Denise Devereux says:

    Do your job and ensure these animals have a future. These are God’s creatures and it is not for the human race to destroy.

  2. must make it our duty to save the wildlife from extinction now.

  3. “The human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future – deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities and the spread of disease.” — The World Watch Institute

    http://www.cowspiracy.com

    • Linda Wilson says:

      That is so absolutely true. I have become a vegan because I have woken up to this fact (as well as not being able to tolerate the immense amount of suffering we inflict upon other species) My friends think I’m crazy. One person asked why jeopardise my health for the sake of animals?
      The trouble is the majority of people will not look outside of their own selfish bubbles, they prefer not to know so they can carry on consuming regardless of the world they will be leaving to their own children as a result.

  4. “……that humans are in large part responsible for the massive decline….”

    Humans ARE solely responsible for the demise, decline and destruction of wildlife on this planet. There’s no ‘large part’ about it.

  5. Andy Clarkson says:

    Since I was a child this Beautiful creacher has had a place in my heart…
    As with all the beautiful (soon to be extict) wild things… too often I shed too many tears…
    6th mass extinction event…

  6. Cynthia Mattera says:

    We just take, and take, and take, and we give nothing back. So much trophy hunting, killing for sport. The magnificent animals are almost gone. Please put them BACK on the Endangered Species List before its too late!

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  8. Add cheetahs to the Red List of endangered species after recent reports of massive population decline.
    Please! these magnificent creatures must be protected from the human species. It is due to the heartless human species that there has been a large decline of these precious cheetahs and all the precious sentient beings that are suffering decline and extinction because of the GREED and uncaring lowlife subhuman monsters.

  9. This creature has always had a special place in my heart. Please. Do something a nd fast. They should have given a big and controlled area in savannah. If South-Africa won’t accept it, let boycott its travel business. Make a wildspread campaign for that to poursuivre.

  10. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared

  11. PÉTITION SIGNÉE & PARTAGER SIGNED & SHARED FIRMA ASSCINE..!

  12. Annemiek Westerop says:

    Cheetahs belong to the most beautiful living beings on this planet. It can not be true that they disappear and become extinct! I thought they were already on the red list, if not, then please put them on it asap!
    The quote Mahatma Ghandi once made is more true than ever: “the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”.
    Let us make & start a new standard and become a great nation and a great planet earth!

  13. The planet NEEDS its wild cats — we MUST protect them!

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