Help save the Worlds Heritage
This page hold calls for action submitted to us by heritage campaigns around the world. If you are running a campaign to save a heritage site, please send us an alert.
UK - Petition to stop the quarrying of the Thornborough Complex.
In the UK, the largest prehistoric religious site, the Thornborough Henges Complex, is being quarried for gravel by Tarmac Ltd. The company is part of the massive Anglo American Corporation, and are not only destroying one of Britain’s most important ancient sites, but also they are using there financial muscle to make it appear to the general public that this is of benefit to British heritage!
Please help us try to stop this, Thornborough is not the only important ancient site Tarmac are quarrying, lets us send a clear message to the British government that this must stop.
Note: Two versions of the same petition – in case you have trouble loading one.
To HM Government - stop quarrying at Thornborough Henges
More information at http://www.timewatch.org
Ireland - Petition to re-route the M3 away from the Hill of Tara.
One of Irelands most important ancient monument complexes is located at the Hill of Tara. This was the place where the ancient High King was crowned, it plays a central role in Irish legend. The Irish government has decided to build a motorway right through the Tara complex, splitting the complex in two and raising the very real threat of extensive development for the wider area.
Please sign this petition:
More information at http://www.tarawatch.org
UK - Petition to save Silbury Hill
The tallest prehistoric structure in the UK is the 4,000 year old Silbry Hill. Unfortunately modern man has violated this ancient site by tunnelling into it then failing to properly fill in the holes. As a result the hill is subsiding and is in danger of collapse.
The hill has been subsiding for more than five years and there seems little political will to repair it – please sign the petition for urgent action:
More information can be found at http://www.heritageaction.org
UK - Save Priory Park ancient burial site
Trees will be cut and an ancient burial ground of a Saxon King will be turned into a road. Stop the insane roadbuilding mania! Don't let cars rule the world! Save precious natural and historical sites in Britain and elsewhere! Sign this petition and pass it on. Please!
Turkey – Save Allianoi Roman Town.
One of Turkeys most important heritage sites is the Roman Spa of Allianoi. Unfortunately a new dam is going to flood the entire site which will wreck it. A small change to the dam design would stop this.
Sign the Care2 petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/174631703
Find out more about Allianoi at http://www.europanostra.org/save_allianoi.html
USA – Petition to protect Native American burial grounds
In the USA Native American burial grounds are being lost and lack protection.
The John Wills Act calls for better protection:
Australia – Demand greater protection of the Great Barrier Reef
Merely 4.6% of the Great Barrier Reef is highly protected as a marine sanctuary. Please act now to protect our reef.
International - The Venerable Trees of the Earth
The Venerable Trees are part of the Biodiversity and the Sustainable Development. They are the “Spirits of the Earth”. The ancient trees represent an historical, natural, and cultural heritage. Seen the fragility of the Environment and the non-respect given to the old trees, it is important that they are protected and classified as World Heritage in UNESCO.
Malaysia - Proposed National Park "Richest of the Rich" in Terms of Biodiversity and Ecosystems, Threatened by Logging
Australia – Demand protection of False Cape
This petition urges the protection of False Cape and surrounding Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and adjacent Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
USA - Save the 1939 Art Deco/Moderne Trylon Theater
The 1939 Art Deco/Moderne Trylon Theater (98-81 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills, NY) is one of the last standing structures which has a strong cultural, historical, & architectural significance to the 1939 World’s Fair, with its Trylon & Perisphere monuments. On behalf of residents and historical societies, it is of utmost importance to halt further demolition, restore what was lost during the conversion, preserve this icon, and officially landmark this truly rare gem of a theater!
Please sign the petition ASAP, and put REGO PARK GROUP with the address information to show local support.
New Zealand - Please sign to protect Maui's dolphin from seabed mining
Maui's dolphin is the smallest marine dolphin in the world, and the most endangered. It is endemic to NZ and only found along a relatively small area of coastal waters. There are thought to be only 80-120 left. Please take a moment to sign the petition below to protect these dolphins from the effects of seabed mining.
"Protect the NZ coast and Maui's Dolphin from seabed mining" petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/674117654
USA - Petition to Repatriate Geronimo's Skull
In 1918 Prescott Bush and several accomplices desecrated the grave of Apache holy man Geronimo at Ft. Still ,Ok. The men removed Geronimo's head and a prized silver bridle which had been buried with him. They then took their ''trophies '' back to Yale University and put them on display in the clubhouse of the secret fraternity '' Skull & Bones.''
Sign this petition for the return of Geronimo’s skull: http://www.petitiononline.com/JW5004/petition.html
Argentina - Save Wichi communities heritage
Massive destruction threatens the heritage and whole way of life of the indigenous forest inhabiting Wichi people in northwest Argentina. People are driven out of their home, and a large ecosystem, including jaguar habitat, is being destroyed by corporations producing genetic soya. This whole forest ecosystem, its plants and animals, is their spiritual heritage. Please help!
Finland - Keep Saami reindeer herders heritage
The Saami people of Finland have built no great monuments, as their life was one of nomadic reindeer herding for ages past.This allready long threatened heritage of living tradition and many peoples livelihood is now under ever stronger threat of disappearing as the biggest paper company of Finland,Stora Enso, continues to destroy forests the free roaming reindeers feed upon.This culture is maybe our countrys internationally best known national heritage,but its silent destruction is less famous.Our heritage is worth more than glossy magazines and toilet paper. Please help!
South America – protect rainforests from massive oil pipeline
Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina plan to build a massive natural gas pipeline of up to 9,000 km in length from Venezuela to Argentina through Brazil's Amazon rainforest. The pipeline would pierce the heart of the Amazon and threatens the break up of the forest.
Take action now:
USA - Protect Bear Butte
Newly proposed construction of a 600 acre Biker Bar / Concert Venue threatens the environment, wildlife habitat, water quality, and the freedom of religious practice of indigenous peoples!
UK – Save Stonehenge
As every visitor to Stonehenge will agree, its surroundings leave much to be desired. Indeed, the site has been described in Parliament as “a national disgrace”. There is a new petition to ask the UK government to fix this: