India: Save our tigers

To Prithviraj Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra:

As concerned citizens, we call on you to honour your public pledge to ensure that the tiger thrives in Maharashtra. In particular, we urge you to work with the Ministry of Environment and Forests in New Delhi to deny permission to Adani Power Limited from setting up a mine near the Tadoba-Andheri Tiger Reserve in Chandrapur. The fate of our magnificent tigers is in your hands -- and we are counting on you.

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Posted: 9 August  2012
Tiger numbers are slowly increasing in Maharashtra but a mega power company threatens to destroy one of their forest homes. Now together we can persuade the state’s Chief Minister to stand up to corporate greed and save India's magnificent national animal.

Adani Power Limited was denied mining permission three years ago, but the company has just come right back after being told to reapply by the Coal Minister in Delhi. Now Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan could be the only person standing between the tigers and the miners. In March, he pledged to do everything to protect the tiger but so far stands silent in this case and is likely to ignore the issue unless there is a huge public outcry.

The clock is ticking for Maharashtra's tigers. Let's urgently turn the heat on the Chief MInister to hold him accountable and ensure he stops Adani’s mining threat. When 30,000 of us sign, NDTV and Avaaz will go with cameras to ask him publicly to keep his word and save our tigers. So sign now and share with all your friends.

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