EARTH ADVOCATES is a highly motivated non-profit group which believes that the natural environment and the species within need stronger representation to balance the increasing human onslaught which is endangering it to the brink of destruction.
To be advocate and protector of the natural environment and through our activities educate others to become active players in protecting and saving whats left of our fragile environment.
We plan to connect as many different people from various walks of life as possible to participate in our active network group.
Eventually we aim to mobilize forces throughout the entire world in order to make lasting changes by promoting pro-environmental policy making on local, national, international and global levels–focusing on areas of the planet especially vulnerable to environmental abuse.
OUR Immediate Areas of Focus.
We believe all the worlds ecosystems are very important. However,with so many environmental injustices currently existing on our planet and the limited resources available to us we are presently focusing on only specific areas. Factors such as environmental vulnerablity, legal precedence (or lack of), availablity of information, population density, and urgency, are decisive criteria for our areas of focus.
Current actions and areas of focus by the EARTH ADVOCATES Group include:
1) Saving Sea Turtles, especially the Green sea Turtle in and around the Indonesian archipelago. To tackle the supply side through legislation and decisive action, and the demand side (consumer) through legislation and awareness programs. Major focus area being East Asia.
2) Attempt to motivate governments to create more effective pro environmental policies, increasing awareness programs, eliminating loopholes, to better manage and protect open water resources, coastal resources, and the existing primary Jungles and National Parks. This includes tackling corruption and lawbreakers to patrolling in and monitoring vulnerable areas. Also promote for creation and allocation of more protected National Parks, both land and marine based to slow down the onslaught occurring in many areas currently.
3) Maintain pressure on governments and international agencies, including Environmental groups, to keep in line with the many existing local and international agreements and laws to protect the environment, and to universally create and implement such policies and rules to include articles of responsibility and corresponding laws of accountability held toward all agencies, private as well as governmental.
4) Saving Coral Reefs by combating the many destructive and illegal fishing methods along 28% of the worlds coral reefs in S.E. Asia. Cyanide and Dynamite fishing on coral reefs seem to be a favorite pass time of so called fisherman in Asia where systematic destructive attacks are a daily occurrence. This subject needs immediate attention and decisive protective measures before more irreversible damage is done. The 1997 environmental theme of 'Coral Reefs' still needs much more supportive attention.
5) To Convince leaders and governments to reform the Pubic Education Curriculum from Grade One upward to include mandatory courses every year related to the conservation and protection of Natural resources and natural development in relationship to sustaining a health environment toward the future and future generations. The courses would become more diverse and specialized in the upper levels in relationship to that particular countries environmental situation so that the students have the option to further specialize their education, to work within a specialized field relative to both their education and direct surroundings. The goals would create absolute awareness by the general public through the education system whilst providing the country with young educated individuals who can occupy themselves with less training to manage their countries own environmental conservation programs and thus provide for the strongly needed balance in many countries. This would also lead to a large array of occupation possibilities from plant studies, recycling methods, to reforestation and ecotourism programs.
6) Persuade governments to allow for and support the increased participation of local and foreign pro environmental agencies in sustaining and protecting the natural ecosystems. To include policing rights by local environmentalists in remote areas. 7) Attempt reducing land erosion created from senseless deforestation, mining, and poorly planned agricultural and industrial programs. This creating destructive runoff pollutants. Primary focus area SE Asia, specifically Indonesia.