Help Save the Peruvian Rain Forest
February 15, 2007 3:11pm CST
The Peruvian rain forest is one of the world's most biologically rich and diverse regions and provides habitat for highly threatened wildlife such as the jaguar, harpy eagle, and giant river otter. Unfortunately, these creatures and their habitats are at risk from the unsustainable harvesting of timber, particularly of big-leaf mahogany, a threatened species so valuable that it can lead to the destruction of large forest areas. Peru is the world's largest exporter of big-leaf mahogany, with over 90% going to the North American market. Send an email and urge Peru to take immediate measures to conserve and sustainably manage mahogany. http://passport.panda.org/campaigns/action_email.cfm?uCampaignId=1521&uActionId=2261 Every year, Peru sets an annual quota for mahogany that determines how much can be exported. It is critically important that Peru sets a quota level that is sustainable, scientifically-based, and that can be verified as legally harvested.
18 Feb 07
i appreciate your concern for the environment, i think if everyone if contributes even little can make this world worth living for our future generations, loss of tropical forests has always been a matter of big concern, i shall definitely urge for the conservation of mahogany forests, a small step is a giant leap, keep it up
• Ipswich, England
2 Mar 11
Hello Vasile. I am surprised to see how many things we have in common - same country, many common interest... I stumbled over your topic just now, a 5 years old discussion about rainforest and their protection. So what happened with the rainforest in Peru ?
• Ipswich, England
3 Mar 11
Hello Vasile again, I have looked into it and found out that it's not a completed project yet, but in progress after checking with the ecologyfund.com Here is a link to what's happening: http://ecologyfund.com/ecology/info_amazon.html#peru
3 Mar 11
At one time, about one year after signing the petition, I got a message from WWF saying that "Peru agreed to reduce its export quota to 4,983 cubic metres of verified and approved mahogany and made several other commitments including to stem the tide of illegal timber leaving the country" But you know how it's like: in poor countries, people are trying to make a living out of anything, and rare wood is something they can get some good money out of in a short amount of time. That's why, even if the government adopts laws against mahogany exploitation, there are always people willing to break the laws for the right sum.
4 Mar 07
I know, the problem is heavy, but creed there is little to do the man by now has crashed all, it is not ready to renounce nothing. Everyone knows, but fews face the problem, the governments, cannot, too many money is in game ... is a shame. For a year I have adopted a panda with wwf, but you think that I have solved some thing? I consider as little, but if everybody, but everyone made qualcosa. maybe...
4 Mar 07
It's true we do very little just by signing petitions, but it's something! What really hurts me is that I see so many people talking about how we should help the environment, but when it comes to actually doing something they don't do even as little as signing a petition from their home. If you search on myLot panda,org, you will se that I posted a few problems thay may be solved by signing a pettition. If you look there you will se that there are very few people that responded...I guess we just don't care!