[Coral-List] FW: UNESCO & Climate Change: Send e-mail now!
ahershowitz at nrdc.org
Tue Jul 5 11:14:32 EDT 2005
Dear Coral list,
Please consider the request below to help environmental groups in Belize who are asking the World Heritage Committee to declare the Belize Barrier Reef "In Danger" due to climate change.
Director, BioGems Project, Latin America
Natural Resources Defense Council
Subject: UNESCO & Climate Change: Send e-mail now!
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide, U.S.
*** PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY AND TAKE ACTION BY JULY 8th ***
July 1, 2005
E-LAW partners in Belize, Nepal, and Peru need your help to urge the
UNESCO World Heritage Committee to protect glaciers in the Himalayas and
Andes, and coral reefs off Belize from the dangers of climate change.
Pioneering lawyers submitted groundbreaking legal petitions to UNESCO in
November 2004 that link environmental damage to these World Heritage
Sites to climate change. They are asking the World Heritage Committee
to declare the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, HuascarÃ¡n National
Park in Peru, and Mount Everest and the Sagarmatha National Park in
Nepal as World Heritage Sites â€œIn Danger,â€? thereby establishing a
duty among nations that are Parties to the Convention to protect these
From July 10th - July 17th, the World Heritage Committee meets in
Durban, South Africa. We are helping E-LAW partners mobilize support
for their petitions and asking you to urge the Committee to save these
critical ecosystems for future generations.
To learn more and submit an e-mail letter, please visit:
Please write before July 8th. Let the World Heritage Committee hear
from people all over the world who are concerned about the impacts of
climate change on irreplaceable natural treasures.
P.S. E-mail messages received during the meeting (July 10 - 17) will
also be valuable. Thank you!
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