Target: Daniel M. Ashe, Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Goal: Save the rapidly dwindling bee population.
Bumblebees have just been placed on the endangered species list thanks to a disaster called Colony Collapse Disorder, brought on by the loss of habitat, the overuse of toxic pesticides and the ever-present issue of climate change. Despite the constant presence of bees in the wild, there are not as many as we think they are and for the first time ever, they are in grave danger.
Bees are extremely important to the environment. They are the top pollinators of our crops and other plant life, they support the healthy growth of fruits, vegetables and flowers all over this planet. In addition, they provide honey that is useful not only for humans to use in recipes, but as a food source for wild animals such as birds and bears. Bees help our ecosystem thrive, and without them it will collapse.
People almost always regard bees as annoying pests, but they are extremely important to our survival. We cannot let our ecosystem collapse and our planet fail due to the loss of these creatures. Sign this petition to protect the bee population and our planet from the loss of these important contributors.
Dear Director Ashe,
The global bee population is in grave danger due to the loss of their habitat, the use of pesticides and global warming. Bees are much too important to our ecosystem; they pollinate and support the growth of our crops and flowers, and produce honey that is a vital food source for certain animals such as birds and bears. Worse, it is unlikely that many people will care as they view bees as an annoyance.
We must fight to protect the bees from extinction. Without them, our entire ecosystem will collapse. You must help us keep the population stable, help it grow back to what it was. Our planet is already in a less than ideal state due to threats from big oil and the denial of climate change, in addition to deforestation and the use of chemicals that kill plants. We need bees to keep our ecosystem healthy and thriving. Please implement laws and regulations to protect them.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Maciej A. Czyzewski