Save the Amazon!

To President Dilma Rousseff :

We call on you to take immediate action to save Brazil's precious forests by vetoing the changes to the forest law. We also urge you to prevent further murders of environmental activists and workers by increasing law enforcement against illegal loggers and ramping up protection for people at risk from violence or death. The world needs Brazil to be an international leader on the environment. Your strong action now will safeguard the planet for future generations.  
 
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Posted: 7 May 2012
Days ago, Congress passed a catastrophic forestry bill that gives loggers and farmers free rein to cut down huge swaths of our precious forests, from the Amazon to the Atlantic. Now only President Dilma can stop it.

Timing is on our side -- in weeks Dilma will host the world’s biggest environmental summit and insiders say she cannot afford to be pinned as the leader who approved the devastation of the Amazon. Dozens have been murdered for standing against deforestation. Now it's up to us to turn up the heat and push her to veto.

We have no time to lose -- she could make her decision any day. Let's super-charge our already 1.7 million strong petition. Click below to save the Amazon and tell everyone -- when we reach 2 million signers Avaaz will join forces with former Environment Ministers to deliver it directly to Dilma.

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