Enforce the law protecting Tripa Peat Swamp and its Orangutan populations
  • Petitioning Kuntoro Mangkusubroto

This petition will be delivered to:

Head of REDD+ Task Force
Kuntoro Mangkusubroto
Head of Indonesian Police
Jenderal (Pol) Timur Pradopo
Chairman of the REDD+ task force working group
Mas Ahmad Santosa
Norway Ambassador to Indonesia
Ambassador Homme
World Bank
World Bank Investigation Team
Minister of Agriculture
Dr. Ir. H. Suswono, MMA
Judicial Commission
Komisi Yudisial
Judges of Banda Aceh Administrative Court
Darmawi
MENTERI HUKUM DAN HAK ASASI MANUSIA RI
AMIR SYAMSUDIN, SH.
Indonesian President
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Ministry of Forestry
Zulkifly Hasan
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Dr. R.M. Marty M. Natalegawa

Enforce the law protecting Tripa Peat Swamp and its Orangutan populations

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      Aceh Province, Indonesia

Over the last week a man made firestorm swept through a huge area of the remaining peat swamp forests of Tripa, devastating Critically Endangered Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) to the very brink of extinction, possibly within months.

Critically important, the Tripa peat swamp forests of Aceh, Indonesia, have long been recognized as a UNEP/UNESCO Great Ape Survival Partnership Priority Site for Great Ape Conservation.

In the early 90's these forests are estimated to have contained between 2,000 and 3,000 but today only a few hundred survive, and if the current rate of forest destruction and burning continues, even these will be gone completely within a matter of months.

All the result of the illegal activities of a small number of rogue palm oil plantation companies.

Of one of these companies, PT. Kallista Alam, is actually right now being challenged in court, as it clearly contravenes National Spatial Planning Laws and the Indonesian President’s moratorium on new permits in primary forests and peatlands, supported by Norwegian taxpayers money.

The whole of the Tripa peat swamps lie within the Protected Leuser Ecosystem, a National Strategic Area for Environmental Protection in Indonesia's National Spatial Plan established in 2008.

If this legal initiative fails, and if the current rate of destruction is not halted IMMEDIATELY, there will be no more forest and no more orangutans (and many other legally "protected" species) in Tripa by the end of 2012. This represents the death nell for this important orangutan population, the final nail in the coffin.

Agaisnt all odds, We want to see JUSTICE taking place in Indonesia. We need your URGENT help

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Sumatran Orangutans are heading towards extinction, are we gonna sit back and just watch this global tragedy unfold?

Latest story on Tripa Orangutan tragedy circulated around the world

Time Magazine
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2110425,00.html

Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/28/us-indonesia-environment-idUSBRE82R0NK20120328

The Guardian UK
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/28/sumatran-orangutans-dying-indonesia-forest-fire?fb=native&CMP=FBCNETTXT9038

The Australian - Breaking News
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/orangutans-may-be-wiped-out-warning/story-fn3dxity-1226313009487

Al Jazeera
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/03/201232983425863276.html

Voice of America
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/environment/Experts-Forest-Fires-Could-Kill-Off-Indonesian-Orangutans-This-Year--144678575.html

Associated Press 
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hPdy1GSpmZzTWIRiAs4h45tvqteQ?docId=b64857fe2d4b48509e27cc462fd4fd66

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 25,000 signatures
    2. tweet to government officials!

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      Petition Organizer

      Dear Friends,

      Over the past weeks you have helped us gather more than 3500 signatures at www.change.org/endoftheicons and it has prompted authorities to take action to #savetripa. Although the fires is no longer burning, drainage canals are still operating on behalf of the companies to drain the life of Tripa peat swamp, slowly and steadily killing the remaining forest and making the peat susceptible to fires. This must be stopped, all companies should receive order to halt all activities and those drainage canals must be blocked. All concession must be revoked and Tripa should be rehabilitated and restored.

      Your support have made the difference and push the authorities to take action, now we need to remind them that a short overflight over Tripa is not enough to solve the problem. Tweet them and tell them what you want them to do.

      easiest way is to follow our twitter @endoftheicons and RT the tweets, both available in English and Bahasa.

      You can make a difference.

      endoftheicons

    3. New fires threatening the Orangutans of Tripa before the trial can begin

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      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to the actions and support from thousands of people around the world, like you, who signed the petition calling for law enforcement to protect the Tripa Peat Swamps, two of large palm oil companies in Tripa are now under a high-profile investigation, facing criminal charges for their destruction.

      But in the last week another fire storm has erupted threatening the remaining Sumatran Orangutan population even before the investigation is over, and the trial has begun!

      We urgently need everyone to sign and share the new petition calling for the President of Indonesia to make a direct instruction to ALL THE PALM OIL COMPANIES IN TRIPA to stop work immediately, and for the investigation to include all the companies that are breaking the law by lighting fires to clear land and the protected forests of Tripa Peat Swamp.

      http://www.change.org/petitions/indonesian-president-immediately-halt-all-the-destruction-of-tripa-enforce-indonesian-law

      Please sign and share widely!

    4. Reached 10,000 signatures

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    • Suzanna McMahan RIDGELAND, MS
      • 1 day ago

      “Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”

      ― Theodore Roosevelt

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    • Carolyn Neel LOUISVILLE, KY
      • 13 days ago

      Because I think it is the right thing

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    • john bias SALT LAKE CITY, UT
      • about 1 month ago

      i must utter power of Shem HaMeforash to Enforce the law protecting Tripa Peat Swamp and its Orangutan populations

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    • ryu ho yeol INDONESIA
      • about 1 month ago

      please send me info, my email : hyryu@hdec.co.kr

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    • Fransiska Retno INDONESIA
      • about 1 month ago

      Satwa2 ini perlu dilestarikan jangan sampai mereka punah. so sad saw 'Dawn of the planet Apes'. they have feeling like human.

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