Protect Vital Wetlands From Exploitation

Target: Sam Cheptoris, Minister for Water and Environment, Uganda

Goal: Protect endangered amphibians from encroaching farmland.

Uganda’s wetlands, which are home to dozens of threatened and endangered species, are being drained for farmland as well as facing pollution from new industries. Species such as the Mt. Elgon torrent frog are vital to the health of Ugandan ecosystems, where they help control populations of disease-bearing insects as well as providing a valuable food source for predators.

Most of Uganda’s threatened amphibians are safe for the time being, but without adequate protections in place for their habitats, they may soon be in serious danger. Until Ugandan scientists and conservationists have a chance to study threatened species under protection, their true condition will remain unknown. Sign the petition below to urge the Ugandan government to preserve these essential species.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Cheptoris,

The expansion of Ugandan farmland and industry has resulted in the loss of untold amounts of living space for crucial wildlife. While no countrywide survey has yet been completed, scientists warn that threatened species face significant pressure due to to shrinking wetlands. 

I urge you to protect Ugandan wetlands and preserve amphibians and other species from the danger of extinction.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Eli Greenbaum




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