Protect elephant, tiger and orangutan habitats in Sumatra
  • Petitioned Zulkifli Hasan

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Menteri Kehutanan
Zulkifli Hasan
Indonesian Ministry of Forestry
Minister Zulkifli Hasan

Protect elephant, tiger and orangutan habitats in Sumatra

    1. Save 30 Hills
    2. Petition by

      Save 30 Hills

      Washington, DC

Every day on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, vast tracts of rainforest are cleared and replaced with pulpwood, rubber and palm oil plantations.

Due to massive deforestation across Sumatra, the area of 30 Hills, known in the Indonesian language as Bukit Tigapuluh, is a last refuge for some of Sumatra’s most endangered wildlife.  Moreover, this area of incredible biodiversity is one of the last places on Earth where elephants, tigers and orangutans coexist.

Only one-third of Sumatra’s remaining forests have some form of protection from development and logging. In fact, most of Sumatra’s landscapes – once covered by dense canopy and lush rainforests – are already gone.

There is a chance to save 30 Hills.

In Indonesia, most of the forest is owned by the government and is leased out for commercial activities as long-term “concessions”. These concessions allow companies to legally clear forests for logging, mining and industrial agriculture.

By asking the Indonesian government to rezone some of these concessions in 30 Hills, the landscape could be leased out to conservation organizations as “ecosystem  restoration concessions.”

These new concessions offer a chance for forest restoration and wildlife conservation. In the process, these concessions would support local communities, ensure sustainable forest management and protect wildlife habitat. If the area isn’t rezoned, elephant, tiger and orangutan forests may disappear forever.

Help save 30 Hills – and the elephants, tigers and orangutans that remain.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Mathew Christianson EUREKA, CA
      • 2 days ago

      This is a very rare area of biodiversity including three of the world's most beloved creatures, orangutans, tigers, and elephants, just missing the Sumatran Rhino. In addition it also includes two indigenous tribes who have lived here in harmony within the environment and the wildlife they share it with. It is a fantastic example of how things could be. Please do what you can to protect these hills.

    • Joyce Loftin SIMI VALLEY, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      We must safely share the earth's space with all of God's creatures.

    • Nedha Butt AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      because i don't want to see tigers, elephants and orangutans being erased from this world!

    • Ulrike Menzel BASEL, SWITZERLAND
      • about 1 month ago

      What an empty world would it be if last wilderness were only preserved in zoos.

    • Meg Thornton ATLANTA, GA
      • about 1 month ago

      The world without diversity in abundance is not a good world in which to live.


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