Save Borneo and its orangutans for God's Sake!
  • Petitioning Abdul Razak Bin Abdul Manap

This petition will be delivered to:

Department of Environment Malaysia
Abdul Razak Bin Abdul Manap
Department of Environment Malaysia
Tn. Hj. Ismail Bin Ithnin
Government of Indonesia
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Government of Malaysia
Prime Minister Najib Razak
Indonesia State Ministry of Environment
Balthasar Kambuaya

Save Borneo and its orangutans for God's Sake!

    1. AbuBakr Guddarah
    2. Petition by

      AbuBakr Guddarah

      Lahore, Pakistan

The heart of Borneo, homeland to about 2000 endemic species with about 200 discovered each years is a forest too unique, too precious that if it is once lost, it will not come again.

Very unfortunately the governments of Indonesia and Malaysia have started cutting the trees to give way to the palm tree plantations and the wildlife has to suffer. If we would not do anything than nobody will and our grandsons will not be able to enjoy the joy of Borneo.

The forest of Borneo it very quickly loosing its area just because of the too much dangerous economical demands of the governments of Indonesia and Malaysia. They have started cutting the trees to give way to the palm tree plantations and the wildlife is suffering.

The governments are not paying attention to the environmental concerns which many people have. They have started a very large-scale programme to cut down they forest tracts covering two thirds of the island to give way to the Palm Oil plantations and the settlements of homeless citizens from Java and Peninsular Malaysia.

If this is done without any attention to the environment, we will be loosing thousands of species of birds, reptiles, mammals and insects endemic to this wonderful island. This deforestation has started to show its serious effects already. Indonesia and Malysia have become the hotspots for endangered animals across the globe alongwith Brazil and Congo.

We all know that these tyrant and money-loving governments want nothing else but money. When everything is finished, they just get rid of all opposition using a simple and half-hearted apology, which is not enough to bring the extinct species back to earth.  The governments will, after everything is finished, build two or three memorials in the memory of these extinct species and will open two ar three new schools to encourage environmental protection so their vote and respect remains mantained.

 This will have severe disadvantages to the economy, biodiversity and the people of your countries also
1. Indonesia and Malaysia will loose all their endemic species and biodiversity will be exhausted.
2. Global warning will flood all of the low-lying areas of Malaysia and Indonesia due to pollution causing widespread deaths of people in the next 50 years.
3. In addition, tourists will no longer come to Indonesia or Malaysia to witness the beauty as it would be non-existent by then.
4.Furthermore, if the forests are cut down, the two countries will lack organic matter in their soil, resulting in a set back for the agriculture.
5. If the forests are cut down, the indigenous Dayaks of Borneo will loose their homes and will have nowhere to live.
6. Soil erosion will increase on Borneo causing Landslides and thus, deaths.
7. No support will be left for the forest-dependent industries such as fruit harvest, water extraction, herbal medicines and eco-tourism.
8. As a result of all this, the people of these two countries will suffer.

The same thing happened in Hawaii. Before the American and Japanese interference, the Hawaii island were secure enough for their unique and endemic bird species. Hawaii was a wonderland in other words. Its food webs were controlled by birds and mammals were non-existant. The Polynesians managed the environmental resources sustainably. But when USA saw its political advantage in conquering Hawaii, it did not hesitate to attack the island. Soon the money-lovers arrived with mammals, eventually resulting in the cutting of the most forests and the extinction of more than half of the endemic birds.

But now, we have learnt lessons from the past and we will not let the same thing happen to the island of Borneo; would we? So lets sign this petition to the President of Indonesia and the Prime Minister of Malaysia to veto this cutting. The following things will be taken into account:-

1. All the forested area of Borneo and Sumatra be assigned as a strictly monitored natural park.

2. Limited tourism should be allowed.

3. Pet trade and deforestationbe banned in the natural park.

4. The island of Borneo be restored to the form it was in thge year 1970

5. Economic activity be limited

6. Strict implementation of these laws.

7. All previous agreements regarding environmental protection such as the one with WWF Indonesia-Malaysia be taken into account.

8. Indigenous people be given their rights back.

9. Sustainable agriculture be carried out.

 

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    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. The new facebook page

      AbuBakr Guddarah
      Petition Organizer

      I am to inform you all that I have recently created a new Facebook page at "www.facebook.com/Orangutansaviour". Please join this page as the facebook community is a much larger one than change.org so that we can demonstrate our power on facebook also!

    3. Spread the message as far as you can!

      AbuBakr Guddarah
      Petition Organizer

      All my dear followers!
      This concern about the Bornean forest is an extremely serious one. If it is not taken as seriously as desired, then our grandsons and even our sons will see in channels such as the National Geographic stories about the then extinct orangutans! Do not let this happen! It is a now or never situation! If we wont take this up seriously, then anybody wont! And if this petition reaches the grand number of 20,000, then finally, it will spark off a new era in the history of orangutans! So spread the message as far as you can and hep me persuade the governments of Indonesia and Malaysia to stop the reckless cutting of forest!
      Goodbye for now!

    4. The petition is on a high ebb!

      AbuBakr Guddarah
      Petition Organizer

      Yeah! Yeah! Keep it up, my soldiers!

    5. Reached 250 signatures
    6. The petition is on a low ebb!

      AbuBakr Guddarah
      Petition Organizer

      What else can I say! We are running short of supporters, only at about 5 per week! Please, my dear supporters, spread the message as far as you can because we have to reach 2000 signatures before 2014 (The world is not gonna end in 2012!). Tell your friends, relatives, children, teachers, neighbours and guests, everyone you find because we all have to persuade the governments of Indonesia and Malaysia before it is too late!

    7. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Eveline Mutsaerts BREDENE, BELGIUM
      • 5 days ago

      Becaus its horrific whats happening, we can stop the palm oil industrie

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    • Laura Sharp BATTLE GROUND, WA
      • 11 days ago

      Orangutans deserve a home. Humans are assholes

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    • Ryan Eggleston BATTLE GROUND, UNITED STATES
      • 11 days ago

      At the current deforestation rate, they will be extinct within 22 years.

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    • Issy Caddie AUSTRALIA
      • 22 days ago

      I have been on a palm oil diet for at least 3 years now and have done countless projects on the topic. I'm only 13.

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    • Leigh Kennedy AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      To save the Orangutans from extinction.

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