STOP THE KILLING OF SUMATRAN ELEPHANTS!
  • Petitioned Bapak Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

This petition was delivered to:

President of The Republic of Indonesia
Bapak Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Ministry Of Forestry, Director for Conservation and Biodiversity
Bapak Novianto Bambang
Regency Head of Aceh Jaya
Regency Head of Aceh Timor
Governor of Riau Province, Sumatra
Deputy VI UKP4
Bapak Mas Achmad Santosa
Head of UKP4
Bapak Kuntoro Mangkusubroto
Governor of Aceh
Bapak Zaini Abdullah
Vice-Governor of Aceh
Bapak Muzakir Manaf
Minister For Forestry
Bapak Zulkifli Hasan

STOP THE KILLING OF SUMATRAN ELEPHANTS!

    1. Sumatra Environmental Education Concern
    2. Petition by

      Sumatra Environmental Education Concern

      Medan, Indonesia

In recent months, the killing of Sumatran elephants in East Aceh, Aceh Jaya and Riau, has been on the increase. Suspected, are palm oil companies in these regions and also local farmers protecting their crops. They are suspected of putting poison on bars of soap, which elephants like to eat, and attaching them to trees. In the last 3 months more 10 elephants have been reported found poisoned in Aceh, many of them decapitated, or their tusks taken, and a number in Riau, Eastern Sumatra. 

These magnificent members of the Asian elephant family, are being killed as they increasingly come into contact with humans, because of the loss of their habitat due to subsistence farming of villagers, but even more so, due to large scale rubber, timber, paper pulp, and palm oil plantations.

We understand that elephants can cause damage to villagers' crops and that there is a certain fear of these large, potentially dangerous creatures. However, we cannot accept these killings, and demand Indonesian Government intervention, investigation and protection of the Sumatran elephant. 

We demand that the Indonesian government:

-STOP continued destruction and deforestation of natural forests in Aceh and Sumatra.
-Fully RESEARCH elephant territories, ranges, numbers remaining, feeding patterns, etc.
-ENFORCE LAWS meant to protect endangered species.
-INVESTIGATE and CHARGE plantation companies with killings.
-EDUCATE local people in the reasons for preserving elephant populations.
-ASSIST local farmers and villagers with methods and materials to protect their farmland and homes.

This will enable The Republic of Indonesia to preserve its Sumatran elephant populations in Aceh and Sumatra, and retain its international image and proud status as a responsible country, with diverse and beautiful species, living in healthy natural forests.

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    • Jasmin Czarapata ROCKVILLE, MD
      • about 1 month ago

      This is murder!!! Hope these murderous people will pay with their won karma. No one gets away with inflicting pain and suffering on any animals big or small. And there is karma for sure.

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    • Lauren Senior MIRFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      It is so clearly important that we shouldn't have to keep repeating these processes to get through to uncaring, self-seeking corporations and governments!

      It is extremely disheartening.

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    • KARIN GEE SPRINGVILLE, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Animals need people to speak for them because they can't!

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    • dita diliani INDONESIA, INDONESIA
      • about 1 year ago

      To be developed does not mean to kill those animals.. They need home too just like human..

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    • Roger Vasallo MEDAN, PHILIPPINES
      • about 1 year ago

      The elephant is not indigenous to the Philippines. And Indonesians are so lucky to have this magnificent creatures live in your land. You are chosen to be stewards of these magnificent animal not its destroyer.

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