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MessageSujet: turtles   Ven 8 Mar - 13:20

march 7th 2013

Sea Turtles in Danger Take Action today

https://secure.defenders.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2547

North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles face many challenges and struggles throughout their lives. From the day they are born, loggerheads travel thousands of miles, roaming the pacific until they reach their feeding grounds off the Pacific coast of Baja California. If they're lucky enough, they will make it to adulthood and back to their nesting beaches in Japan. Throughout this long trip to adulthood, the most severe threat these animals face is humans. More than 1,000 North Pacific loggerheads are captured and killed each year in gillnets off the coast of Baja. This is called bycatch – fishermen don’t intend to capture sea turtles, but these endangered animals are accidentally trapped and killed nonetheless. We desperately need your help to save critically endangered North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles — before it's too late. The number of nesting females that safely complete the journey to Japan from Baja has decreased by 90 percent in the past three generations, which sadly qualifies this loggerhead population as critically endangered. The main culprit? Bycatch in fishing nets. Ask Mexico's president to establish a refuge for North Pacific loggerheads and to institute new fishing rules to minimize sea turtle bycatch. We're in a race against time. Come summer, when fishery restrictions intended to protect sharks come into play, fisherman will begin fishing other species with gillnets and bottom-set longlines, forms of fishing that often unintentionally capture and kill sea turtles. Unless a refuge and new fishing rules are put in place soon, we face the prospect of another summer of tragic deaths. Every species of sea turtle that swims in the waters off the coast of the U.S. and Mexico is endangered. We must act as fast to protect these extraordinary animals. The North Pacific loggerheads are especially threatened and rely on the waters of Mexico as a critical feeding area, placing Mexico in the perfect position to take an important step to protect these turtles. Tell the President of Mexico to protect North Pacific loggerheads today
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MessageSujet: Re: turtles   Ven 8 Mar - 13:21

March 7th 2013

Mexico: Protect Critically Endangered Sea Turtles

North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles spend up to a decade feeding on small crabs in an area off the coast of Mexico's Baja California. Alarmingly, more than 1,000 North Pacific loggerheads die every year when they are accidentally caught up in fishermen's nets. The bycatch toll of loggerheads in Mexican waters is one of the highest in the world — and it is jeopardizing their survival. Urge the President of Mexico to protect these sea turtles — while there is still time

I'm writing today to urge you to take immediate action to protect critically endangered loggerhead sea turtles in the waters off Baja California. Most species of sea turtles on Earth are in danger of extinction. North Pacific loggerheads gather in large numbers in Mexican waters, a critical phase of this animal's life cycle. Sadly, more than 1,000 of these endangered sea turtles die every year as bycatch in the nets of Mexican fishing boats. The toll is disastrous -- nesting turtles have declined by as much as 90 percent in recent years. Mexico leads the world in the number of Northern Pacific loggerheads who are killed as incidental bycatch during the fishery restrictions in the summer months. To give these reptiles a fighting chance of survival, we ask you to take two important steps:

- Establish a sea turtle sanctuary where the densest concentrations of loggerheads can feed in safety; and
- Institute fishing reforms that would require Mexican fishing boats to take measures to minimize turtle bycatch. Your prompt attention to this urgent conservation matter is greatly appreciated.


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MessageSujet: TURTLES   Sam 16 Mar - 3:45

March 12, 2013

Sign this petition

https://www.change.org/petitions/office-of-the-indonesian-government-in-bali-stop-the-illegal-slaughter-of-green-turtles

Office of the Indonesian Government in Bali: STOP the illegal slaughter of Green Turtles!

For further information on this petition, please visit: http://www.occupyforanimals.org/green-turtles-are-considered-a-delicacy-in-bali-and-are-being-smuggled-and-slaughtered-under-the-disguise-of-ritual-and-religious-purposes.html

Between the 1970's and 1990's, Bali had been notorious as the hub of sea turtle smuggling with 27,000 sea turtles were slaughtered per year. The trade in green sea turtles remained a $1 million business despite a law enacted by the Indonesian government in January 1999 making it illegal to catch, possess or eat the animals. In Bali, local officials created a huge loophole by allowing hunters to catch 5,000 green sea turtles a year. In practice, this meant there was no limit on the number caught because the quota was never enforced. Despite the loophole being repealed, Bali's inhabitants slaughtered more endangered sea turtles than anyone else in the world, bringing the species ever closer to extinction. There are seven oceangoing turtle species, and all are listed as endangered under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. Indonesia, home to six of the seven species, signed the treaty in 1979. The only kind the Balinese like to eat is the green sea turtle. It can weigh 400 pounds and measure 3 feet in length. It can stay underwater for 30 minutes without coming up for air and is known to travel 1,400 miles from its feeding grounds to its nesting site.

According to data from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), an estimated 100,000 green turtles are killed in Indonesian and Australian waters every year. In most of the world, green sea turtles are considered endangered. In Bali, they are considered a moneymaker. Thanks to ProFauna's continued campaign works against the trade and hands on project on some beaches in Bali from saving the nesting sea turtles, relocate the eggs, to releasing the babies to the sea; the trade had fallen drastically and in 2011 the environmental activists proudly announced that "The cages and slaughterhouses in Tanjung Benoa are now all empty and no more turtles are being traded in public places. While it is still possible to find some animals on the black market but they are now hard to find. The number of killed and traded animals have dropped around 90 percent since the onset of the campaign!" There were all reasons to be proud! After an eight year battle against the turtle mafia the activists seemed to have won the war.

Sadly, the issue is now rising its ugly head again. In January 2013, local newspapers reported that the illegal turtle trade had returned to it's old sheme, which has also been confirmed by their local animal and environment protection organisations. These proves that the protection offered in Bali is totally insufficient and that the police are not pursuing violations against Act No 7/1999, which prohibits the killing of and dealing with sea turtles, and against the CITES regulations that prohibits the trade of turtle products.

ABOUT THE KILLING:

The killing of these magnificent creatures is a GRUESOME, BARBARIC process! The turtle's plastron is sliced and ripped open, the internal organs are being removed, blood is scooped out, and the head cut off. During this entire massacre, the poor turtle is alive and struggling in pain! See video (Warning: VERY GRAPHIC): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUC5vTQp-nM&feature=player_embedded. Please speak up for Green Sea Turtles and sign our petition. By signing this petition, the message that you can read below will be sent instantly to the Government's Office in Bali as well as the Tourim Board of Bali.

WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO:

In addition to signing this petition, we kindly ask you to take a moment to also sign the petition created by SOS Seaturtles Switzerland/France, at: http://www.petitiononline.com/seasub/petition.html and to sent a personal message to the Indonesian authorities. Please copy and paste the letter below, or use your own wording, and send it to: info@baliprov.go.id, bali@profauna.net, info@sos-seaturtles.ch

SAMPLE LETTER:

In depth investigations by PROFAUNA Indonesia and WSPA (the World Society for the Protection of Animals) have shown that last year 1115 sea turtles were caught in south-east Sulawesi alone and were shipped to Bali. More than 600 animals were poached in Wakatobi National Park. The area of Wakatobi is a popular destination for tourists and divers from all over the world. These people bring foreign currency into the country and create jobs for locals.

These facts prove the protection offered in Wakatobi is totally insufficient and that the police are not pursuing violations against Act No 7/1999, which prohibits the killing of and dealing with sea turtles. Based on these facts, countless tourists and divers - myself included - will not visit Bali and south-east Sulawesi anymore. I believe that this is not the kind of news that will be beneficial to your country's reputation. I seriously hope, that you will do everything possible to bring this issue under rapid control and that this senseless massacre will be stopped as soon as possible and for good.
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MessageSujet: Re: turtles   Sam 16 Mar - 3:47

March 13, 2013

SIGN THIS PETITION

http://www.petitiononline.com/seasub/petition.html

I m very much concerned how the endangered sea turtles are treated in your country. Until four years ago on Bali alone, an average of twenty thousand sea turtles per year were brutally cut out of their tortoiseshell alive! As a result of several action by the Bali Police and campaigns by Indonesian as well as European animal welfare organizations, this number has fortunately dropped to around three thousand a year. However, in view of the sea turtles being threatened with extinction, all possible action has to be undertaken to stop this cruel and barbaric habit for ever!

Almost any of the European Travel, Diving or Nature related Magazine and Newspapers have published articles with horrible pictures taken in the slaughterhouses of Tanjung-Benoa. As a result of such reports numerousness active travellers, my self as well, has decided not visit the Island of Bali until the slaughtering will be stopped. Next to the damage on the environment, this killing is also illegal against the Indonesian Government decree No 7 /1999 and the trade of turtle products by CITES regulations.

I believe that the still existing sea turtle trade is not a good promotion for your country and Bali, which is a beautiful Island with friendly people and excellent hospitality. It isn't worth to risk Bali's image because of a group corrupt and insensible people from Tanjung-Benoa, who decimate one of the oldest inhabitants of the Oceans for their own profit ? I hope that this situation in Bali becomes under control and the turtle killing will be stopped as soon as possible.


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MessageSujet: Re: turtles   Sam 16 Mar - 3:47

March 13th 2013

More than 20,000 Green Sea Turtles are being killed in Bali each year under the disguise of "ritual slaughter"... Please take a moment to speak up against the illegal slaughter of endangered Green Sea Turtles in Bali by signing 2 petitions. The trade in green sea turtles remained a $1 million business despite a law enacted by the Indonesian government in January 1999 making it illegal to catch, possess or eat the animals. In Bali, local officials created a huge loophole by allowing hunters to catch 5,000 green sea turtles a year. In practice, this meant there was no limit on the number caught because the quota was never enforced. Despite the loophole being repealed, Bali's inhabitants slaughtered more endangered sea turtles than anyone else in the world, bringing the species ever closer to extinction. Thanks to Interfauna's and SOS Sea Turtles' massive campaigning, the number of killed and traded animals had temporarly dropped around 90 percent, but the issue is now rising its ugly head again! In January 2013, local media reported that the illegal turtle trade had returned to its old sheme which has also been confirmed by local animal and environment protection organisations. These proves that the protection offered in Bali is totally insufficient and that the police are not pursuing violations against Act No 7/1999, which prohibits the killing of and dealing with sea turtles, and against the CITES regulations that prohibits the trade of turtle products.

ABOUT THE KILLING:

The killing of these magnificent creatures is a GRUESOME, BARBARIC process. The turtle's plastron is sliced and ripped open, the internal organs are being removed, blood is scooped out, and the head cut off. During this entire massacre, the poor turtle is alive and struggling in pain. See video (Warning: VERY GRAPHIC): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUC5vTQp-nM&feature=player_embedded. Bali is very dependent on tourism and we are confident that - with enough international pressure - the illegal slaughter can be stopped. Please SIGN the PETITIONS below to pressure the authorities to honor their laws and to undertake all possible actions to stop this cruel and barbaric habit once and for all; Thank you, in advance. For further information on this petition (including a very comprehensive documentary), please visit: http://www.occupyforanimals.org/green-turtles-are-considered-a-delicacy-in-bali-and-are-being-smuggled-and-slaughtered-under-the-disguise-of-ritual-and-religious-purposes.html

HOW TO TAKE ACTION:

►► SIGN & SHARE the petition at change.org started by Occupy for Animals that sends instant emails to the Office of the Indonesian Government in Bali as well as to the Tourism Board of Bali: https://www.change.org/petitions/office-of-the-indonesian-government-in-bali-stop-the-illegal-slaughter-of-green-turtles


►► SIGN & SHARE the petition started by SOS-Seaturtles Switzerland/France at: http://www.petitiononline.com/seasub/petition.html


►► In addition to signing the two petitions above, you can also phone and/or write to the Government's Office in Bali. Please copy and send the letter provided below, or send your own polite letter to:

The Government's Office in Bali
Jl. Basuki Rachmat Renon,
Denpasar, Bali,
Indonesia

+62811 3881 875 (SMS)
+62361 703334 (Hotline)

Please use the following email block: info@baliprov.go.id, bali@profauna.net, info@sos-seaturtles.ch


SAMPLE LETTER:

Honourable MS Kaban,
Honourable Jero Wacik,

In depth investigations by PROFAUNA Indonesia and WSPA (the World Society for the Protection of Animals) have shown that last year 1115 sea turtles were caught in south-east Sulawesi alone and were shipped to Bali. More than 600 animals were poached in Wakatobi National Park. The area of Wakatobi is a popular destination for tourists and divers from all over the world. These people bring foreign currency into the country and create jobs for locals. These facts prove the protection offered in Wakatobi is totally insufficient and that the police are not pursuing violations against Act No 7 / 1999, which prohibits the killing of and dealing with sea turtles. Based on these facts, countless tourists and divers - myself included - will not visit Bali and south-east Sulawesi anymore. I believe that this is not the kind of news that will be beneficial to your country's reputation. I seriously hope, that you will do everything possible to bring this issue under rapid control and that this senseless massacre will be stopped as soon as possible and for good
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MessageSujet: Re: turtles   Sam 16 Mar - 4:01

march 13, 2013

http://www.occupyforanimals.org/green-turtles-are-considered-a-delicacy-in-bali-and-are-being-smuggled-and-slaughtered-under-the-disguise-of-ritual-and-religious-purposes.html


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Bali

The endangered Green Turtles are being
smuggled and slaughtered for human consumption
under the disguise of 'traditional and religious purposes'

A policeman holding up one of 71 green turtles rescued in Bali, May 2010. Despite a ban on the turtle trade, the reptile’s meat remains a delicacy on the island. (JG Photo/JP Christo)

Between the 1970's and 1990's, Bali had been notorious as the hub of sea turtle smuggling with 27,000 sea turtles were slaughtered per year. [1] The trade in green sea turtles remained a $1 million business despite a law enacted by the Indonesian government in January 1999 making it illegal to catch, possess or eat the animals. In Bali, local officials created a huge loophole by allowing hunters to catch 5,000 green sea turtles a year. In practice, this meant there was no limit on the number caught because the quota was never enforced. Despite the loophole being repealed, Bali's inhabitants slaughtered more endangered sea turtles than anyone else in the world, bringing the species ever closer to extinction. [2]

Sea turtles face numerous hazards. Humans have long hunted the animals for their meat, shells and leather and plundered their eggs for food. At sea, fishing nets trap and drown them. Coastal pollution poisons their habitat, and beachfront construction destroys their nesting sites. There are seven oceangoing turtle species, and all are listed as endangered under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. Indonesia, home to six of the seven species, signed the treaty in 1979. The only kind the Balinese like to eat is the green sea turtle. It can weigh 400 pounds and measure 3 feet in length. It can stay underwater for 30 minutes without coming up for air and is known to travel 1,400 miles from its feeding grounds to its nesting site.

According to data from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), an estimated 100,000 green turtles are killed in Indonesian and Australian waters every year.

In most of the world, green sea turtles are considered endangered. In Bali, they are considered a moneymaker.



Thanks to ProFauna's continued campaign works against the trade and hands on project on some beaches in Bali from saving the nesting sea turtles, relocate the eggs, to releasing the babies to the sea; the trade had fallen drastically and in 2011 the environmental activists proudly announced that "The cages and slaughterhouses in Tanjung Benoa are now all empty and no more turtles are being traded in public places. While it is still possible to find some animals on the black market but they are now hard to find. The number of killed and traded animals have dropped around 90 percent since the onset of the campaign!" [3]

There were all reasons to be proud! After an eight year battle against the turtle mafia the activists seemed to have won the war - but, thanks to an intensive lobby by various interest groups, the Balinese Government had considered permitting the killing and trading of a thousand sea turtles ...for Balinese rituals. The governor of Bali had been pressured to permit slaughtering thousands of sea turtles for 'religious purposes'. Obviously such a decision would have opened the floodgates to uncontrolled killing once again and it would have been impossible to control the number of animals slaughtered! [3]

Fortunately, this was denied by the Indonesian government and never became a reality, according to an email received from Kurt Amsler, one of the foremost professional underwater photographers in Europe, founder of the NGO SOS Sea Turtles which has been working very hard to end the long standing illegal trade and slaughter of Green Sea Turtles in Bali.




The gory reality of how the sea turtles
are being slaughtered on Bali!

WARNING: The next video shows the very graphic slaughter of turtles in Bali.

The turtle's plastron is sliced and ripped open, the internal organs are being removed, blood scooped out, and the head cut off.

During this entire massacre, the poor turtle is alive and struggling in pain.

Part of this footage was broadcast on BBC in "Final Chance to Save Sea Turtles" hosted by Charlotte Uhlenbroek. Filmed in Bali 1996 for "Deeps Asia - Journeys to the Oceanic Frontiers" by John Wong. [5]



January 2013 - The issue is now rising its ugly head again!
The illegal turtle trade returns to its old sheme

Another of an average 42 Green Sea Turtles slaughtered per day tries to protect itself while screaming in pain, as it is brutally slaughtered at the Tangung Grounds. How long can this go on! When will governments and individuals involved in this despicable trade be held accountable for their actions, honor their laws, agreements, responsibilities to protect this species and not exploited it, falsely distorting Balinese Religious needs for commercial exploitation and economical gains. Picture via Earth-Advocates.org

Wayan Wiradnyana, chairman of the Bali Sea Turtle Society, said in a meeting in Denpasar in January 2013, that the newest mode of alleged illegal trading of turtles was smuggling and trading living turtles onto the island.

“In the past few years, the turtles were slaughtered and cut into pieces to trade the meat on the black market, but since the last year, the trend has returned to its original illegal scheme — trafficking living turtles,” maintained Wiradnyana.

He elaborated that trading turtles in the form of cut meat was aimed at cheating the authorities. “They [the police and the authorities] would find it hard to recognize whether it was turtle meat or cuts of fish meat,” he said.

Now, the trend had changed. Turtles were being smuggled alive as the price was very high on the black market, he said. Moreover, sellers were suspicious that the cut up turtle meat was mixed with fish or other animal meat, he added.

Generally, a green turtle of 30 to 40 centimeters length in the carapace will be sold for Rp 1 million (US$103.50).

“We have also found that the turtles were being trafficked from the island of Sumbawa in West Nusa Tenggara. Previously, the turtles were mostly procured from Sulawesi, Maluku and Kalimantan,” he added.

The smuggling of the endangered green turtles onto the island of Bali has been ongoing to meet the demand for their meat. Traditionally, the Balinese people consumed turtle meat as a delicacy.

Legal and illegal turtle traders in Bali have claimed that their activities were an important part of religious rituals.

Some rituals in Bali required offerings using the meat of turtles and other protected species, such as eagles and tigers. However, the influential Indonesian Parishada Hindu Council (PHDI) issued a religious decree in August 2005 stipulating that other animals or symbols, drawings or cakes in the forms of those animals, could satisfy ritual requirements.

Meanwhile, Made Arjaya, chairman of Commission I of Bali Legislative Council, stated that people illegally trading in turtles should not use ritual activities as an excuse for such illicit practices. “I am hoping that the authorities have imposed strict punishments and sanctions against those committing such illegal activities,” the legislator said. [4]



How to help
Please help to stop the illegal turtle slaughter on Bali by taking the following actions:

1) Please sign & share the petition started by SOS-Seaturtles Switzerland/France that reads:


Your Honour Drs. I Dewa Made Beratha

I m very much concerned how the endangered sea turtles are treated in your country. Until four years ago on Bali alone, an average of twenty thousand sea turtles per year were brutally cut out of their tortoiseshell alive! As a result of several action by the Bali Police and campaigns by Indonesian as well as European animal welfare organizations, this number has fortunately dropped to around three thousand a year. However, in view of the sea turtles being threatened with extinction, all possible action has to be undertaken to stop this cruel and barbaric habit for ever!

Almost any of the European Travel, Diving or Nature related Magazine and Newspapers have published articles with horrible pictures taken in the slaughterhouses of Tanjung-Benoa. As a result of such reports numerousness active travellers, my self as well, has decided not visit the Island of Bali until the slaughtering will be stopped. Next to the damage on the environment, this killing is also illegal against the Indonesian Government decree No 7 /1999 and the trade of turtle products by CITES regulations.

I believe that the still existing sea turtle trade is not a good promotion for your country and Bali, which is a beautiful Island with friendly people and excellent hospitality. It isn't worth to risk Bali's image because of a group corrupt and insensible people from Tanjung-Benoa, who decimate one of the oldest inhabitants of the Oceans for their own profit? I hope that this situation in Bali becomes under control and the turtle killing will be stopped as soon as possible.

Sign the petition from SOS Seaturtles


2) Sign & share the petition at change.org started by Occupy for Animals that sends instant emails to the Office of the Indonesian Government in Bali.

Your Honour,

I'm very much concerned about how endangered sea turtles are being treated in your country. Until 10 years ago on Bali alone, an average of twenty thousand sea turtles per year were brutally cut out of their tortoiseshell alive! As a result of wise decisions by the Government, several actions by the Bali Police and campaigns by Indonesian and international animal welfare organizations, this number had fortunately dropped to 90 percent.

But sadly, in January 2013, your local newspapers reported that the illegal turtle trade had returned to it's old sheme, which has also been confirmed by your local animal and environment protection organisations. These proves that the protection offered in Bali is totally insufficient and that the police are not pursuing violations against Act No 7/1999, which prohibits the killing of and dealing with sea turtles, and against the CITES regulations that prohibits the trade of turtle products.

In view of the sea turtles being threatened with extinction, I urge you to honor your laws and to undertake all possible actions to stop this cruel and barbaric habit once and for all!

Not doing so will definitely damage the image of Bali and will have an impact on the number of visitors. Hundreds of thousands of people are very much concerned about Bali's sea turtles and I believe that the still existing sea turtle trade is not a good promotion for your country and Bali, which is a beautiful Island with friendly people and excellent hospitality.

It isn't worth to risk Bali's image because of a group of corrupt and insensible people from Tanjung-Benoa, who decimate one of the oldest inhabitants of the Oceans for their own profit. I hope that this situation in Bali becomes under control and the turtle killing will be stopped as soon as possible. Until such a time, however, I have decided not to visit your country and I will encourage others not to visit either.

Sincerely yours,

[your name]
sign the petition at change.org


3) In addition to signing the two petitions above, you can also phone and/or write to the Government's Office in Bali. Please copy and send the letter provided below, or send your own polite letter to:

The Government's Office in Bali
Jl. Basuki Rachmat Renon,
Denpasar, Bali,
Indonesia

+62811 3881 875 (SMS)
+62361 703334 (Hotline)

Please use the following email block: info@baliprov.go.id, bali@profauna.net, info@sos-seaturtles.ch


SAMPLE LETTER:

Honourable MS Kaban,
Honourable Jero Wacik,

In depth investigations by PROFAUNA Indonesia and WSPA (the World Society for the Protection of Animals) have shown that last year 1115 sea turtles were caught in south-east Sulawesi alone and were shipped to Bali. More than 600 animals were poached in Wakatobi National Park. The area of Wakatobi is a popular destination for tourists and divers from all over the world. These people bring foreign currency into the country and create jobs for locals.

These facts prove the protection offered in Wakatobi is totally insufficient and that the police are not pursuing violations against Act No 7/ 1999, which prohibits the killing of and dealing with sea turtles.

Based on these facts, countless tourists and divers - myself included - will not visit Bali and south-east Sulawesi anymore.

I believe that this is not the kind of news that will be beneficial to your country's reputation. I seriously hope, that you will do everything possible to bring this issue under rapid control and that this senseless massacre will be stopped as soon as possible and for good.

Sincerely yours,

[your name]


4) Please join the Facebook-page of Interfauna Indonesia to stay up-to-date about new actions to take. Please LIKE their page to be connected and to receive their updates.



Thank you!
Sources & References:
1. http://www.profauna.net/en/news/2011/against-the-illegal-trade-of-sea-turtle-eggs-in-kalimantan#.UUBjGRz_mSo
2. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2001-04-17/news/0104170178_1_sea-turtles-turtles-are-considered-turtle-hunting
3. http://www.sos-seaturtles.ch/SOS_Bali_Ouota_English_1.htm
4. http://www.thejakartapost.com/bali-daily/2013-01-25/illegal-turtle-trade-returns-old-scheme.html
5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VUC5vTQp-nM



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MessageSujet: Re: turtles   Lun 15 Juil - 9:28

JULY 14TH 2013

sign this petition

http://www.change.org/petitions/justice-for-jairo-who-was-murdered-by-poachers-for-protecting-sea-turtles

Petitioning Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica
Justice for Jairo, who was murdered by poachers for protecting sea turtles

Chris Pincetich, SeaTurtles.org

Petition by
Chris Pincetich, SeaTurtles.org

On Thursday, May 30, Jairo Mora Sandoval, a 26-year-old conservationist, was kidnapped by sea turtle poachers. The next morning, his body was found on the beach where he had worked to protect endangered leatherback sea turtles. The Costa Rican government must respond to this shocking murder with swift action that sends a clear message to all sea turtle poachers that their actions will not be tolerated.

My name is Chris Pincetich and I am in Costa Rica now co-leading a volunteer ecotour to a Caribbean leatherback nesting beach. Illegal killing of turtles and poaching of their eggs is driving leatherbacks to extinction. Without conservationists on beach patrols that reach the nesting females and their nests before the poachers, sea turtles do not stand a chance. The brutal murder of Jairo Mora Sandoval has traumatized the conservation community and threatens the future of sea turtle ecotourism in Costa Rica.

Jairo had asked for protection and action from local authorities to stop the poaching, but it didn't work. We're asking the Costa Rican government to respond to his murder by committing police protection to the beaches where there have been threats and significant poaching levels to make these areas safe for sea turtles, conservationists and ecotourists. To ensure transparency and reassure the tourist community, the federal government should take over the investigation and ensure Jairo's killers are swiftly brought to justice.

Costa Rica’s economy rests on its reputation as a mecca for ecotourism, protection of the environment and its reputation as a safe haven for American and other international tourists. Ecotours, like the one co-sponsored by the Sea Turtle Restoration Project, bring millions of dollars each year to the Costa Rican economy. That's why the Costa Rican government needs act decisively and swiftly to bring justice for Jairo Mora Sandoval, so that its economy and ecology can be protected.

Please sign the petition and let the Costa Rican government know that the whole world is watching and hoping for justice so that Costa Rica can earn back its peaceful reputation.

This is the moment when the Costa Rican government's response will either send a message that they want to protect their citizens, visitors, and wildlife, or that poachers are welcome to rule their beaches.

To:
Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica
Immediate justice must be sought for the brutal murder of sea turtle conservation worker Jairo Mora Sandoval that took place Friday May 31, 2013 at Moin Beach on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Your leadership to capture these sea turtle poachers and prosecute them to the full extent of the law is needed now to send a clear message to all citizens, conservationists, and tourists that murderous drug dealers do not rule Costa Rica’s beaches.

Costa Rica is respected around the world for its history of ocean and environmental conservation and for its peaceful, safe society that supports ecotourism. The sea turtle conservation community is already feeling the shock waves from brave Jairo Mora Sandoval’s murder. His courageous hard work continues along hundreds of beaches at projects that rely on international tourists to support nightly beach patrols. Now that human and sea turtle lives are in jeopardy on Costa Rican beaches, the entire ecotourism economy is in jeopardy.

Please take swift and decisive action to send a clear message to all sea turtle poachers across that country that their illegal actions will no longer be tolerated. Jairo Mora Sandoval’s murder must be solved and the criminals punished. All the prayers of all the sea turtle conservation workers across the world can not bring Jairo Mora Sandoval back, but you and your administration can turn his tragic death into a historic turning point to end the threat of violence on sea turtle nesting beaches and end poaching in Costa Rica forever.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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