May 3, 2011
Dear Friends of Mangroves:
Mangrove Action Project is asking for your help with our latest campaign against shrimp farm certification. We are preparing a compiled statement of protest from the conservation world against World Wildlife Foundation’s proposed Shrimp Aquaculture Dialogue, with its intended Aquaculture Stewardship Council. This well intentioned effort is seriously flawed due to standards that will never insure the health of mangroves from such farming activities. Please sign on to show your support for healthy mangroves!
Please sign onto this letter on your behalf in addition to as many of your affiliated organizations as possible. We need lots of signatures to show we have wide support for this critical initiative to insure the health of mangroves and related ecosystems from the damaging effects of shrimp farming.
Please also distribute this to any lists available to you and to any others you know who care about marine biodiversity. We plan to send out our initial letter with sign-ons very soon, so the more signatures we have the better! Although we would like to hear from you immediately, in the event you need more time to obtain additional sign-ons, please do forward them to us also when you obtain them, as we will be gathering additional signatures over the next few months.
Yours for the mangroves,
Mangrove Action Project
Here’s the letter:
Special thanks to Alfredo Quarto