The greatest mass extinction of species in the history of planet earth is happening right now, a dire situation which threatens not just plants and animals but the human race itself.Fighting back against the enormous forces causing this problem will take the efforts of millions of people who must stand up, confront local and world leaders and demand urgent action. One group that is at the forefront of such an effort is Avaaz, the world’s largest online social activist organization.Through the infrastructure of Avaaz, more than one million people have called upon world governments to confront the global extinction crisis.
Avaaz has created a petition that concerned citizens living anywhere on the planet can sign – a document which also outlines an action plan put together by a team of high-profile biodiversity scientists.Avaaz is one of the few organizations in the world that can mobilize and rally huge numbers of people in a short amount of time. It uses the internet as a primary platform to make it simple for anyone to get involved in the major issues of our day.There is no limit to the kinds of problems Avaaz activists are tackling.
Problem with pollution, biodiversity, climate change, poverty, education, political oppression, forced refugee migrations and more are just some of the recent areas where Avaaz has made a big difference and produced positive change.Since Avaaz was founded in 2007, it has raised tens of millions of dollars using a grassroots model, accepting only small donations from millions of people while turning away compromising cash from giant corporations or billionaires.Avaaz is for people like you – an “ordinary, average concerned citizen” who wishes he/she could do something to get involved, to pitch in and help solve some of the most pressing problems facing our world today.Learn More.