Protect Hawaii’s Coral Reefs From Destruction

Target: Senator John Barrasso, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Goal: Protect Hawaii’s rare coral reefs from destruction by fishing and pollution.

More than half of Hawaii’s rare and endangered coral reefs have been destroyed by coral bleaching in only a year. If left unregulated, pollution and fishing will only hasten the reefs’ destruction as more bleaching than before is expected within the next decade.

Global warming, an effect of pollution, is warming the Pacific’s waters to the point that coral cannot grow. This has left fish without habitats. Meanwhile, overfishing has threatened more than 40 percent of fish populations.

Every island of Hawaii is in danger. More than half of the Big Island’s coral reefs have been destroyed, while more than 30 percent of Maui’s and Oahu’s reefs are beyond repair. Sign the petition and demand that lawmakers enact regulations that will save what remains of these reefs before it is too late.


Dear Senator Barrasso,

More than half of Hawaii’s coral reefs have been destroyed by bleaching and pollution in only a year. This has left millions of fish and other sea creatures without a livable habitat. If nothing is done to protect these coral reefs from further destruction, Hawaii will lose an environmental treasure.

I demand that you work with fellow government officials to help protect Hawaii’s coral reefs and the species that call them home. Curb pollution, regulate overfishing, and work to preserve what is left of Hawaii’s coral reefs.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: NOAA National Ocean Service

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  3. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

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  4. The one thing humans Excel at,and are damn good at, is destruction.

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