Join with Avaaz to save the last tigers


What’s happening?

Banks are dishing out millions to build a coal plant right next door to the mega forest that’s home to some of the last Bengal Tigers. The proposed 1,320MW Rampal coal-fired power plant is located next to the Sundarbans in Bangladesh — the world’s largest mangrove forest and a World Heritage site that is home to endangered Royal Bengal Tigers, dolphins, turtles and many other critical species.

All independent evaluations of the project conclude that it is environmentally damaging, violates human rights and is economically irresponsible. UNESCO has also released a report following a fact-finding mission which recommends cancelling the Rampal plant saying it will seriously harm the Sundarbans World Heritage site. After the UN report slammed the project in Bangladesh, Avaaz went straight to the international banks. Now they’re scrambling to figure out what to. If we turn up the pressure on JPMorgan, Crédit Agricole and others, we can make this so toxic that they’ll quit the project for good.

Avaaz’s efforts

Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change. The Avaaz community campaigns in 15 languages, served by a core team on 6 continents and thousands of volunteers. We take action — signing petitions, funding media campaigns and direct actions, emailing, calling and lobbying governments, and organizing “offline” protests and events — to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people inform the decisions that affect us all. Underlying Avaaz campaigns is a set of values—the conviction that we are all human beings first, and privileged with responsibilities to each other, to future generations, and to the planet.

Supporting Avaaz

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in NSW, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

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How you can help

The biodiversity of our planet is precious — and as the world’s largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans is a unique ecosystem whose worth cannot be measured in monetary terms. It is all of our responsibility to ensure that it is protected — which is exactly why it is termed a World Heritage site. Let’s build a million-strong cry to save the tigers and convince their CEOs to pull out. Sign now to save the last tigers.



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