End Deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon

Target:  Fabiola Martha Muñoz Dodero, Minister of the Environment, Peru

Goal: Protect the Peruvian Amazon and its endangered species from the dangers of deforestation.

The Peruvian Amazon is under attack. Illegal gold mining and other methods of deforestation have robbed the rare and biologically unique forest of over 70 square miles of forestland in only two years. Demand that more be done to combat this illegal deforestation.

Gold mining is the leading cause of deforestation in the rainforest. Researchers are calling the recent statistics “historical.” The year 2018 was the highest year on record, with 36 square miles of forest destroyed. This is a tragedy, with the once lush and green Amazon turning to dull, brown dirt.

There are perhaps 6,000 to 7,000 people living and mining illegally in the Amazon. This must come to an end. The rainforest and its hundreds of diverse species must be protected. Instead of fighting back, some local government officials allegedly have received payments from mining companies. Demand that the federal government step in and bring this deforestation to a complete stop.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Minister Dodero,

Over 70 square miles of Amazon rainforest in Peru have been destroyed. Half of this was done in 2018 alone, which made 2018 the deadliest year on record for your nation’s forest. Between 6,000 and 7,000 miners run rampant in the Amazon, turning the lush land to dust.

Local government has proved inefficient at ending this destruction. It is time the federal government step in and protect what remains of the Peruvian Amazon.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Roosevelt Garcia




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14 Comments

  1. End this destruction
    It can’t be reversed

  2. JORGE LESCANO says:

    Ban mining and other methods of deforestation in the Amazon!.

  3. Peru is such a beautiful country with so much to offer, prosecute and throw out those ingrates! Once it is destroyed, you can’t get it back! Tourism will triple and even quadruple over the diversification of your animal and plant life. For God’s sake, don’t screw it up! The animals, the environment & your people are depending on it & you…

  4. Stop all destruction of the rain forest! We need it!

  5. STOP THIS MADNESS!! DON’T DESTROY THE MOST PRECIOUS RAIN FORESTS ON THIS PLANET! SHAME !! SHAME!! SHAME AND DISGRACE!!

  6. Terri Manabe says:

    The Peru Government needs to step up and fight for their rainforests and land. We can try to help on our end, but ultimately it’s the government there that has the power. Peru needs to protect their lands because they have so many animals and plants that are not found anywhere else in the world. To have as much as they’ve allowed to mine, dig for gold, oil, etc., the remainder of the land MUST BE PROTECTED. Stop these foreign investors from coming in and ruining the country but more over the rainforest and precious lands where the rare animals and plants are. If we start to loose too much of our rainforests through the world, it has already impacted our climate negatively. PLEASE PRESERVE WHAT YOU HAVE keep it from being taken over by foreing greedy money makers. They don’t care about the people or the land, all they are out for is to make money.

  7. Teri Smyth says:

    Save the planet save man kind🌻

  8. Our Forests, and especially the Amazon Rain Forests, are home to many many different species of wildlife. Where would these unique species of animals go to live – they CANNOT live anywhere else! By us humans takung away these wilderness areas, we are not only destroying these animals habitats, but we are destroying ourselves. People and animals/wildlife are meant to co-exist and share Mother Earth together.

  9. Jose Espino says:

    Man will never learn. The son of God was betayed for 30 pieces of silver. Silver and gold, two metals which only value is given by man and no other. I think if someone is destroying a country’s narural resources and that particular givernment doesn’t do anithing about it, then that particular givernment is making a profit along with it.

  10. Heather Brophy says:

    No Forest, No Tourists, No Money, No Peru!

  11. Justin Recht says:

    It appears that globally politicians fall prey to big money while knowingly partake in the destruction of their country – and the planet!

    Global forestation is one of the major reasons for severe weather. With certainty I can say that Peru will suffer from huge flooding.
    Forests absorb and divert water.
    All the foreign aid money will not repair the damage – but it may enhance private coffers.

    It would be love to be proved wrong!

  12. Maria Bertrand says:

    Fabiola Martha Muñoz Dodero, Minister of the Environment, Peru NO BRAINER. Stop before everything is lost. Poor creatures need their habitats in tact!!!!! Stop leaving them with no home. These forest clean the air. Without forest their would be less clean air. These lands are a treasure and they should be treated as such.

  13. Stephanie Geyser says:

    Unfortunately, gold mining is far more profitable than saving rainforests, which generate no income at all. You can’t blame poverty-stricken countries like Peru for allowing (legal or illegal) mining from destroying their natural heritage for short-term profits. It’s the rest of the world (that demands gold at any cost) who are driving the demand for gold. The Peruvians are merely meeting the demand. It’s the “civilized” world’s greed that has created the problem.

  14. Susan Fong says:

    Rain forests help cool the atmosphere and absorb carbon emissions. Carbon emissions are the cause of global warming. Potential cures for diseases can be found in the flora and fauna of rain forests. Rain forests are the home to many unique forms of flora and fauna. Do not destroy the plants and animals of the rain forest and their habitat. Do not let human greed decimate our earth!

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