Save Black Johnson Beach

by Start Performing Community Organisation in Sierra Leone

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To prevent the needless destruction of pristine rainforest, protected wetlands and fish spawning grounds home to endangered species.

by Start Performing Community Organisation in Sierra Leone

Our petition to the Sierra Leone Government was delivered to the High Commissioner 12.30pm in the High Commission in London on 26th May 2022. 

Now we need your help.

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More info here https://spco.org.uk/

To mark the first anniversary of the Save Black Johnson Beach campaign we want to tell you what we have achieved together.

One year ago we started the fight to Save Black Johnson beach. The Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) wants to turn it into a commercial fish harbour and fish-meal/oil plant. 

‘Catastrophic’: Sierra Leone sells rainforest for Chinese harbour

We asked for your help and we received it. We have a petition with over 22,000 signatures against this plan.

Thank you.

With your support we have;

  • Exposed a shady $55 million deal between President Julius Maada Bio and the Chinese government and established the grounds for a legal challenge
  • Ensured an  Environmental Impact Assessment must be effected. This has brought GoSL plans to a halt. 
  • Mobilised a local campaign group
  • Identified the protected species and environments
  • Rescued two live, endangered, Green Turtles and returned them to the sea
  • Created Save Black Johnson Beach by Shuga Romantik song and video to promote our story
  • Become recognised environmental monitors working with a local group.

We need your help to win this fight once and for all.

We have brought a temporary reprieve. GoSL knows it can’t go ahead but it refuses to admit it, so the beach and environment are still in real danger.

We have delivered the petition of over 22,000 to the Sierra Leone High Commission in London on 26 May 2022. Now we need to create international awareness of the campaign to prevent the needless destruction of five separate ecosystems including pristine rainforest, protected wetlands and fish spawning grounds, home to many endangered species.

GoSL has refused permission to deliver our international petition collected in 2021 to the Parliament in Sierra Leone. In Sierra Leone we will be arrested if we try to deliver it without approval. This petition must be sent to GoSL publicly to show international strength of feeling.

We will not let the petition be ignored.

We have delivered it to the Sierra Leone High Commission in London so it’s officially in front of GoSL.

Help us to help the environment and the protected animals. Let GoSL know; 

Please use the hashtags;

#SaveBlackJohnsonBeach

#NoFishFarm

#TheWorldisWatching

@JohnsonOwners Custodians of the environment

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