Don’t Cut Roads Through the Amazon Rainforest

Target: Evo Morales, President of Bolivia

Goal: Don’t clear miles of trees to build a highway through the middle of the endangered Amazon rain forest.

Tens of thousands of miles of the Amazon rain forest have been destroyed to make room for more than 520 highways. Now, plans for a new highway further threaten the Amazon, its endangered species, and the indigenous tribes that call the rain forest home.

The Bolivian president has announced that a 30 kilometer road will be built through the heart of the Amazon to better transport cocoa. More than 1,500 species and as many as 14,000 people will be displaced.

This land, which was once protected, will now be destroyed as deforestation increases by nearly 65 percent. Sign the petition and ask Bolivia’s leaders to end plans for a highway through the Amazon.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Morales,

Plans to build a highway through the heart of the Amazon rain forest will destroy thousands of trees and put thousands of animals and humans at risk. This land was intended to be protected. I ask that you keep it as such.

Building roads and highways the though the Amazon may spur development, but those benefits will be short lived and will never amount to the long term benefits that a sustainable, healthy environment can give. I ask that you abandon plans to destroy the Amazon with a new highway.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: lubasi

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4 Comments

  1. NO ROADS THROUGH THE GREAT AMAZON NOW.

  2. Stop destroying what little is left of this planet and wildlife!

  3. Leave the Amazon Alone! You are Destorying it! Stop Now Before it’s To Late!

  4. To date, the Amazon has been destroyed irresponsibly, thus one of the major reasons our planet experiences severe weather conditions.
    A road (paid by the Chinese? see Africa!) will further destroy this precious environment.

    When will intelligence prevail?

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