Don’t Destroy Endangered Tiger Habitat with Roads and Construction

Target: Han Zheng, Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China

Goal: Protect tigers from extinction by investing in eco-friendly road building and construction.

Over 83,000 miles of road across Asia cut through the habitat of endangered tigers. These roads are dangerous, isolating populations, preventing breeding, and promoting poaching. Construction on these roads must cease immediately and new, eco-friendly planning must be put into place.

A majority of these roads are in China, spurred by the nation’s Belt and Road Initiative. Over 40 percent of tiger breeding habitat is within only a few miles of major roadways. This has led to population loss by as much as 20 percent. Tigers are hit by vehicles. Their habitats are razed and their food sources are destroyed. They cannot breed, having been isolated from each other. And poachers along the roads have easier access.

There are ways to advance society and infrastructure without destroying the natural world in the process. Sign the petition to ask that roads be kept away from tiger habitats and that more eco-friendly construction be used, like corridors, to protect the species from extinction.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Vice Premier Han,

Over 83,000 miles of road cut through endangered tiger habitat, decreasing the animal’s population by as much as 20 percent. Poaching has increased, habitats are destroyed, and breeding is prevented. Many tigers are hit and killed by vehicles.

There are ways to enhance infrastructure without destroying the environment. I ask that you stop constructing roads in tiger habitats and turn to more eco-friendly construction that will allow both humans and animals to travel freely and safely.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: William Warby




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One Comment

  1. Linda Cummings says:

    To the chinese so called leaders – you can stop being fucked up ignorant dark ages soulless clueless assholes any day now. The rest of the world is waiting.

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