Saturday, September 27, 2008

Copies of two pleas for help...
"Dear Helen,
Help protect the marbeled murrelet and ancient forests in the Pacific Northwest.
Take action now!
Amidst the remaining ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest, the marbled murrelet edges closer to extinction.
In the final days of the Bush Administration, motions have been made to undo protections in the Pacific Northwest that have been in place for over a decade to protect wildlife and our ancient forests.
The proposed removal of one such protection, for the imperiled marbled murrelet, ignores solid science and would open more of our ancient forests to destructive logging, shrinking the habitat of an already threatened species.
As an October 2007 editorial by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer succinctly puts it, "when it comes to the environment, the administration's record is remarkably consistent. Whenever possible, the science is fixed around the policy of ruthless exploitation of natural resources."
Let the Bush Administration know that the marbled murrelet deserve to have their critical habitat protection upheld, sign our letter today!
If the Bush Administration has its way, the marbled murrelet's protected habitat would be reduced by 254,000 acres — much of it mature and old-growth forests — by the end of the year. For a species that depends on these forests to nest, this move would be devastating.
Speak out against the reduction of this critical habitat and let the Bush Administration know that they need to continue preserving our mature and old-growth forests!
Kathy KilmerThe Wilderness Society"
"Dear Helen,
Recently, we called on you to take action in the House of Representatives to help improve funding for migratory bird conservation. We are very grateful for the support that you and over 6,000 other people have given to our Act for Songbirds Campaign. So far, we have gained 18 additional co-sponsors to H.R. 5756, which would reauthorize the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) at significantly higher funding levels. Thank you!
Now you have another opportunity to take action; this time in the Senate.
Senator Ben Cardin (MD) has introduced bipartisan legislation (S. 3490) to reauthorize the NMBCA at fudning levels to reach $20 million per year by 2015. This is the same amount proposed in the House bill, and will mean that many more conservation projects that help save migratory birds in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean will be able to receive support.
Please help this bill pass by using our automated Action Center to ask your Senators to co-sponsor this bill.
Taking action is easy, and will be the best three minutes you can spend for bird conservation.

Thank you once again for your dedication to birds and your support of this campaign.
George Fenwick
President, American Bird Conservancy"
Today's Greeting


Rambling Woods said...

Destroying wildlife habitat till the bitter end...sigh...

Mary said...

Good causes Helen! That's the perfect card for this post.

Denise said...

I agree, when will we never learn?
Thank youf or the post, important issues we all need to be made aware of.

NCmountainwoman said...

Done. We all must get involved. Very appropriate card.

Dave Coulter said...

Excellent...I also sent to my brother in OR... :)

Bird Girl said...

A beautiful collage, Helen!

kjpweb said...

Yep - it's a lame Duck, reeking havoc in Nature. Already did my part, since I get the Alerts too.
Love your Skywatch, too! :)
Cheers, Klaus

fishing guy said...

Helen: Some of the things we do in the name of progress. I love the way you showed all the animals on the card.

2sweetnsaxy said...

That's a beautiful card. You know, it's a shame what gets destroyed in the name of "progress".

Shellmo said...

A beautiful collage of god's creatures! We all need to do more to protect them!

Stacey Huston said...

Wonderful cards today, and thanks for helping to spread the word..

Anonymous said...

that is a great way to do a collage.