Together, we delivered over 100,000 signatures to the Nigerian Embassy in Washington opposing the planned superhighway that would destroy rainforest habitat for some of the most endangered species on Earth. And the pressure is working!
On Wednesday, Feb. 15, the government of Cross River State announced they have canceled plans for the 12-mile-wide buffer for the proposed superhighway through the state. This is a huge win for wildlife and the Ekuri People, but vital habitat for the highly endangered Cross River gorilla, as well as chimpanzees, forest elephants, and pangolins is still in the superhighway's path of destruction.
It is vital that the route be changed in order to protect the rainforest and the communities and animals who depend on it. We've got the Governor's attention — now let's turn up the pressure.
Send a message to Governor Ben Ayade to thank him for dropping the destructive 12-mile buffer and to urge him to reroute the superhighway to save the rainforest for the gorillas, elephants and other species who call it home.
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Dear President Buhari, Minister Mohammed, and Governor Ayade