Thursday, January 12, 2012


Make a donation to Greenpeace
In the past few months the virtual Republic of Junglistan has gathered over 1.2 lakh citizens, who support forests. Here are some milestones made possible by people like you:
  • Two reports highlighting the impacts of coal mining on people and wildlife were researched and published. [1][2]
  • I met coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal and gave him over one lakh petitions supporting forests over coal mining. He promised to discuss the issue in detail with us and other stakeholders. [3]
  • We were joined by actor Abhay Deol and the news channel Times Now on a hot-air balloon ride, which recorded the density and extent of the Mahan forest in Madhya Pradesh threatened by coal mining. This story has helped highlight the issue and the coal minister has agreed to respond to the news channel. [4]
All these efforts will provide a strong base for the work on this issue in the future. There is tremendous pressure to open more forest areas for coal mining. Months or maybe years of campaigning will be needed to counter this pressure. Your donation will help continue this work.
Can you make a contribution of Rs 500 or more and help sustain the fight to protect our forests and environment?
This time you will get a must-have badge from Junglistan as a thank you for your contribution. To maintain its independence Greenpeace does not take money from the government or private sector. Donations made by individuals like you help Greenpeace work for the environment.
The forests of Central India face a serious threat from coal mining. These forests support wildlife like tigers and leopards and livelihoods of millions of people. Coal mining will harm all of them.
Help protect the forests, make a contribution now!
Thanks a billion!
Picture of Preethi Herman
Preethi Herman
Climate and Energy Campaigner
Greenpeace India


  1. Call to stop new mining activities in Singrauli, The Times if India, September 24, 2011
  2. Coal mining poses threat to Tadoba tiger reserves, Hindustan Times, November 22, 2011
  3. Greenpeace activists protest outside the coal ministry in New Delhi on Wednesday against coal mining to save forests, Asian Age, December 1, 2011
  4. Forests vs Coal mining, Times Now, January 11, 2012
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