Save White-Shouldered Ibis from Extinction

Target: Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia

Goal: Save the critically endangered white-shouldered ibis from extinction.

The white-shouldered ibis population has plummeted to 500 within the last century. These beautiful birds are the victim of habitat loss, as their native wetlands are being converted into property for plantations and other forms of human settlement, and their eggs are stolen by humans who raid their nests, seeing the eggs as a potential meal rather than housing a growing, living creature.

We cannot allow this to continue. The loss of this species will cause a great disruption in the ecosystem; their consumption of bugs helps control the bug populations, and the wetlands in which they reside are a vital part of nature. The species is already functionally extinct in Thailand and southern China, with the remaining population still residing in Cambodia.

We must protect this species from total collapse. The industrialization of Cambodian wetlands needs to be halted, leaving these beautiful natural spaces alone so that these birds can live in peace and slowly rebuild their species. Sign this petition to keep the white-shouldered ibis on this planet.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prime Minister Hun Sen,

Your country hosts the last remaining number of white-shouldered ibis on this planet. The species has suffered a dramatic drop in numbers over the last century, and there are currently only 500 of these birds left. The majority of the species has fallen victim to habitat loss, hunting, and humans stealing their eggs from their nests for food.

Preservation of the wetlands is key. They are a vital part of nature overall, as are the birds who reside there; the loss of this species will upset the delicate ecosystem, as birds in general help to control the insect population that would otherwise run wild. You must halt the industrialization of the wetlands so these birds can survive and hopefully rebuild their species over time. Help us protect what remains of this magnificent species.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Materialscientist

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  1. These birds are on the verge of extinction! You must do everything in your power to save them!

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