Help JGI end conflict in eastern Congo.
Dr. Jane Goodall was named a UN Messenger of Peace for her humanitarian work and global message, “To achieve global peace, we must not only stop fighting each other, but also stop destroying the natural world.” Let’s reaffirm Canadians’ role as global peacekeepers and help to bring peace to Africa!
Here’s what you can do to help:
Sign JGI’s Petition to End Conflict!
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JGI works in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where the mining of valuable minerals is financing a civil war that has killed over five million people. The war is causing overwhelming suffering and environmental destruction, making JGI’s conservation work in this area challenging, but crucial.
DRC’s minerals are used to make many products that Canadians use each day, such as cell phones, jewelry and laptops. JGI’s petition supports the Conflict Minerals Act (Bill C-486), which would require Canadian companies using minerals from DRC to confirm whether armed groups involved in the war may have profited from the mining or processing of their minerals. This would then:
- Allow Canadians to be more confident in their product choices,
- Generate a demand for conflict-free products, and
- Help keep conflict minerals out of the Canadian market.
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