Join with Avaaz to protect half our planet

 

What’s happening?

It has been projected that by 2020, two-thirds of wild animals will be gone. Life is being extinguished as fast as when the dinosaurs disappeared and the fault lies with humanity and the destruction we have wreaked on our planet.

The Earth’s delicate biodiversity is in danger of a completely collapse, leaving our planet deathly silent and uninhabitable for humans. But there’s hope – top scientists are backing an ambitious plan to put half our planet under protection and restore harmony with our home.

We’re testing the boundaries of our planet’s ability to sustain us and all life, but the biodiversity crisis still isn’t high on the political agenda. Scientists say our best chance to save our ecosystems and 80-90% of all species is giving them enough safe space to thrive, then nature uses its wisdom to regenerate. The 50% plan sounds ambitious, but in fact it’s totally viable, and likely the best way to sustain our intricate web of life.

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. Avaaz is only five years old, but has exploded to become the globe’s largest and most powerful online activist network.

We have to show our governments now that people overwhelmingly want to protect 50% of our planet from deforestation, dirty energy, and industrial fishing and agriculture. If we implement this plan properly, in a way that protects indigenous people from exploitation and land grabs, we can save 80-90% of all species.

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 specialise in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How you can help

Join with Avaaz to call on our world leaders to take action for our dying planet.

“We global citizens are deeply concerned by scientists warning that ecosystems critical to sustaining life on Earth could collapse in our lifetimes. We call on you to meet existing targets to protect biodiversity, forge a new agreement so that at least 50% of our lands and oceans are protected and restored, and ensure our planet is completely sustainably managed. This must take into consideration the needs of human development and have the active support of indigenous peoples. This long-term goal for nature can restore harmony with our home.”

https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/protect_half_our_planet_loc_sus/?slideshow

 

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