Friday, June 5, 2009
PENGUINS AND SEALS REJOICE!!
Received a happy message that I would love to share with you......
Penguins and Seals Rejoice - South Africa Approves Marine Sanctuary!
Target: Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, Environment Minister, Republic of South Africa
Sponsored by: Care2
Penguins, albatrosses, killer whales and of course people can all jump for joy at the latest news from the Republic of South Africa! The country is set to establish one of the world's largest Marine Protected Areas (MPA) around its Prince Edward Islands. This inspiring achievement will help reduce the ecological impacts of fisheries, particularly on endangered seabirds.
The Prince Edward Islands in the Southern Ocean are amongst the world's most important and diverse regions. But until now, the islands have been threatened by illegal and irresponsible fishing practices.
Send a note to South Africa's Environment Minister thanking his department for creating this 11,846 square mile (180,000 square kilometre) ocean sanctuary.
(Let's all thank South Africa's environemntal department for this kind and compassioante act. May all of God's creatures and men live harmoniously in peace and tranquility.)