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Petitioning Joko Widodo, Kementerian Kehutanan dan Lingkungan Hidup, Gubernur Bengkulu, Menteri Kehutanan dan Lingkungan Hidup, Siti Nurbaya Bakar, Menteri Energi dan Sumber Daya Manusia, Animal lovers and wil...


The critically endangered Sumatran elephant population of the Seblat Landscape Area, North Bengkulu, Sumatra is under renewed threat due to the coal mining company PT INMAS ABADI attempting to obtain 600+ hectares of this protected forest to expand their coal output. This process is happening through local government avenues and we request immediate intervention from the highest levels of office in Indonesia to help maintain TWA Seblat Conservation and Landscape Area as it is intended to be. A habitat for the Sumatran elephant and many other endangered species. TWA Seblat is also Bona’s home at the ECC (Elephant Conservation Center) and is home to 12 elephants. Bona is the youngest and is an 8 year old orphaned Sumatran elephant calf in the care of the Elephant Conservation Centre (ECC) in Seblat, North Bengkulu, Sumatra. Bona survived from an early age due to the amazing efforts from a team of passionate supporters from all over the world helping Bona by providing life saving milk supplements and has now become one of Bengkulu’s tourist icons to visit in the province of Bengkulu. On behalf of all of our global and local supporters, we are shocked to hear the ECC in Seblat Bengkulu will be relocated along with Bona and her family of elephants to accommodate an expansion of coal mining in the protected TWA Seblat Conservation and Landscape Area. SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP THE COAL MINING IN TWA SEBLAT! FULL DETAILS Seblat natural landscape, at the border of North Bengkulu and Mukomuko regencies, is the last “home” for the habitat of Sumateran elephant (Elephas maximus Sumatranus), the last that remains in Bengkulu Province. Forest depreciation due to various interests had narrowed down the living space of this endangered animal that leads to their population decline. Based on the survey by the Bengkulu – Lampung Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) with the Human – Elephant Conflict Mitigation (MKMG) team in 2004-2009, the estimated population of the Air Ipuh – Air Teramang elephant group was 47. In 2010, based on WCS-IP data, the elephant group population in the specific function Production Forest of Elephant Training Center (PLG) Seblat – HPT Lebong Kandis, the elephant group was estimated to be between 60-100. Then, in 2017, based on the data from Bengkulu – Lampung BKSDA, the estimated population of Production Forest (HP) elephant groups in Air Rami – HPT Lebong Kandis was 37 elephants. Disruptions to its habitat and the increasingly narrowing living space have contributed to perpetuate the conflict between humans and elephants, which have never been handled properly to date. This condition will be aggravated by granting PT Inmas Abadi its coal mining permit (IUP) in Seblat natural landscape from the related parties. Based on the team's investigation, the IUP of PT Inmas Abadi around the location of HPT Lebong Kandis and Seblat TWA had been issued multiple times since 1996. The latest permit was issued in 2017 based on the Decree of Bengkulu Governor number I.315. DESDM, 2017, concerning the IUP for production operation in North Bengkulu Regency covering an area of 4,051 ha. Based on the analysis from Genesis Bengkulu, 735 ha of concessions were within the TWA Seblat, 1,915 ha in HPT Lebong Kandis Register 69, and 540 ha was within the convertible production forests (HPK). To obtain the area in TWA Seblat where Seblat Elephant Training Center (PLG) located, PT Inmas Abadi had correspondence with the Minister of Environment and Forestry requesting the area release for mining. Regarding this condition, the joined Civil Society Organization (CSO) in Seblat Landscape Rescue Coalition, Bengkulu, considered the IUP issuance of the coal mine production operation signed by the Acting Governor of Bengkulu, Rohidin Mersyah, in October 2017, as a major threat to the future of Sumatran elephants due to the mining concession is the key habitat for the elephants. "With the regulatory approach, for whatever reason, granting IUP for PT Inmas Abadi is a mistake, since it does not supported by a solid argumentation. The income generated by coal mining that will only benefit a handful of people is minuscule compared with the ecological burden that the people will receive, including the loss of the elephants’ living space," said the Head of Kanopi Bengkulu, Ali Akbar. According to Ali, the threat of clean water crisis will also haunt the communities in the sub-districts of Putri Hijau and Marga Sakti Seblat, which have been relying their water access on Seblat River. To date, the people in the communities are utilizing the clean water from Seblat River, including the residents in the villages of Suka Baru, Suka Maju, Suka Merindu, Suka Medan, Suka Negara, Karya Jaya, Talang Arah, and Pasar Seblat. The Director of WALHI Bengkulu, Beni Ardiansyah, has considered that the plan for coal mining owned by PT Inmas Abadi in TWA Seblat that requires the release of Seblat TWA forest areas is very contrary to the principle of legal certainty over the status of forest areas. "A forest area whose legal status has been designated as an area with conservation as the main function has to be maintained because a solid legal status will definitely be the main instrument in the process of protection and preservation of a said forest area," said Beni. The Director of Genesis Bengkulu, Uli Artha Siagian, also considered that forest release, especially for mining, would destroy the region's services as a life support. The government prioritizes the sustainability of mining rather than ecological safety by breaking through the existing regulations. This action is signified by issuing the mining permit for PT Inmas Abadi production operations with the status of "Clean and Clear,” even though the area is a conservation forest. "We had sent two requests for IUP data and AMDAL PT Inmas to ESDM, but we have not received even one reply to date, and this leaves a big question mark," Uli said. Not only destroying the life support area, coal mining in Seblat natural landscape is a threat to the village’s tourism activities around TWA Seblat. The Director of PT Alesha Wisata, Krishna Gamawan, said that the collaboration between tourism and conservation was running well in TWA Seblat as the (Analisis Mengenai Dampak Lingkungan/Environmental Impact Analysis) documents of embodiment of conservation activities and the effort to improve the livelihood of rural communities around TWA Seblat. In the collaboration between PT Alesha Wisata, Ulayat Foundation, and Seblat Ecotourism Forum in Sukabaru Village, there are 29 forum members consisting of the village youth, village government, to independent groups that provide Seblat tourism packages that include exploring the Sumatran elephant habitat. "The tourism activities that have been initiated are then threatened by the existence of coal mining operation, and this is very worrying, because we know, tourism will be the backbone of the government's program in diminishing poverty, not anything else," he explained. The Coordinator of Bengkulu Rare Flower Community (Komunitas Peduli Puspa Langka – KPPL), Sofian Ramadhan, said that the Seblat natural landscape is not only the home to wildlife such as Sumatran elephants, Sumatran tigers, sun bears, tapirs, hornbills, and other types of fauna, but also the largest native habitat of the world’s biggest flower, Rafflesia arnoldii. "The effort to demand changes in the area to become a coal mining operation by PT Inmas Abadi in TWA Seblat is bound to destroy the forest ecosystem, which results in the destruction of all biodiversity in it. Therefore, the Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya must stop this mining plan," said Sofian. For this condition, the alliance demands: 1. The Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya to maintain Seblat landscape forest area to be the home to the charismatic Sumatran elephant in Bengkulu region and refuse all requests from PT Inmas Abadi to obtain a borrowing permit to use the forest areas for mining. 2. The Acting Governor of Bengkulu, Rohidin Mersyah, to revoke PT Inmas Abadi's Mining Business License (IUP) and to conduct a moratorium on granting the IUP mining in Bengkulu Province. 3. The Department of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) to disclose the IUP production operations documents of PT Inmas Abadi. 4. The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to revoke PT Inmas Abadi's CnC status. Seblat Landscape Rescue Coalition: Kanopi Bengkulu, Walhi Bengkulu, Genesis, Ulayat, Alesha Wisata, KPPL Bengkulu, Komunitas Mangrove Bengkulu, Rafflesia Motions Productions, Elephant Care Community (ECC) Seblat, Rekam Nusantara, Forum Kader Konservasi Indonesia (FK3I) Bengkulu, Lingkar Institute, Bengkulu Heritage, Yayasan Berdiri Nusantara Sejahtera, Komunitas untuk Hutan Sumatera, Animal Sanctuary Trust Indonesia and HIMPADI KETRINA. 

Seblat Landscape Rescue Coalition
289,606 supporters
Petitioning Greenpeace USA

Unámonos a favor del AMAZONAS. ¡Cesemos los incendios y paremos la deforestación!

El Amazonas representa el hogar de más de 600 especies de animales y aves, algunas que son únicas en su especie y corren el riesgo de extinguirse. Se trata del único lugar con la diversidad animal más extensa del planeta. Lamentablemente los medios tradicionales y las autoridades están haciendo caso omiso a esta tragedia que está ocurriendo. Son 17 días que el Amazonas está siendo consumido por un voraz incendio, días en los cuales no se ha declarado como alerta ambiental. Además son varios años que el Amazonas está siendo talado indiscriminadamente, el oxígeno generado en esa región representa el 20% utilizado por todos los seres humanos.  El Amazonas necesita toda la ayuda que podamos brindarle, a causa de esta situación miles de familias se están quedando sin hogar, sin alimento y desprotegidos. Llamamos a todos los gobernantes, a las organizaciones ambientales, ONG's y cualquier persona con la capacidad de brindar socorro a los afectados, entre ellos personas y animales y sobre todo a restaurar la paz en el Amazonas y que éste sea reforestado, estoy seguro que esta petición puede llegar a las manos correctas. Así mismo instamos a las Naciones Unidas, a la Unión Europea y a quien le concierna, la investigación sobre la deforestación en el Amazonas y posterior sanción a los responsables del incendio. Firma y comparte esta petición porque lo que está ocurriendo es una grave amenaza a los derechos a la vida, a la salud, al agua, a la alimentación y a un medio ambiente sano para los niños, niñas, jóvenes y adultos que vivimos y viviremos en un planeta moribundo por el cambio climático. ¡NO ACELEREMOS NUESTRA EXTINCIÓN!  

Adrián Arduz
5,097,671 supporters
Petitioning U​.​S. Fish and Wildlife Service, World Wildlife Fund, National Wildlife Federation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Prohibit the sale of designer turtles.

The illegal trade of red ear sliders has gone too far. They are not only illegally selling the turtles as "cute pets," they are now painting them in order to make them "Cute Souvenirs". The abuse of an already illegally sold animal is unjust and needs to be addressed. Firstly, these red ear sliders are commonly sold at fairs and tourist attractions with small inhumane enclosures. The recommended tank size per turtle is 20 gallons. Unfortunately, they are typically packed in a small tank, put on display, and then sold in less than 1/2 gallon enclosures. The allowing of these animals to be sold for the purpose of education has done little to nothing in stopping the unjust selling and trade of them. These turtles are currently being poisoned and suffocated by acrylic paint in order to make them more sell-able and to turn a profit. We can all agree that when these turtles are young they are adorable creatures; however just because they are cute does not mean they should be taken advantage of. We need to crack down on the laws that prohibit the sale of these turtles while also making sure that we are educating the public on the proper care of them. These turtles are more than just adorable animals; they are living creatures and deserve the best treatment possible.  

Christian Lopez
257,609 supporters
Petitioning Francisco Sagasti, UNESCO, Ministerio del Ambiente Perú, Fabiola Muñoz, Poder Judicial peru, Ministerio de Justicia y DDHH Perú, Ministerio de cultura Perú, Greenpeace USA, World Wildlife Fund, Min...


Hola amigo, Paracas te necesita, está en riesgo. Lee el texto y únete a salvar miles de especies.  El puerto de Paracas quiere transportar, almacenar y exportar concentrado de mineral, este contenido es altamente tóxico y todo el cargamento atravesaría por la Reserva Nacional de Paracas donde viven miles de especies, entre ellas, unas en peligro de extinción. Algunas de las especies más conocidas que habitan ahí son delfines, pingüinos, lobos de mar, flamencos, pelícanos, tortugas, etc. Es una zona de migración para más de 200 especies de aves de todo el mundo que han venido durante años, incluso desde antes de las culturas pre incaicas. Habitan 36 especies de mamíferos, 10 de reptiles, 168 de peces entre otras, volviendo este un ecosistema único y clave a nivel mundial. El riesgo de fugas y volcaduras de camiones es muy alto en esta área, los accidentes no son extraños dentro de la reserva. Y los vientos de Paracas pueden llegar hasta a 70km/h. Si uno de estos camiones se vuelca o hay fugas en el manejo del material minero, que suelen ser frecuentes ya que no existe una tecnología 100% hermética, se generaría una catástrofe ambiental contaminando el ecosistema y a la población de Paracas y Pisco. Para evidencias y más información puedes ver el instagram: @todosxparacas Ayúdanos con tu firma a detener esto. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ English:  SAY NO TO ORE CONCENTRATE IN THE PARACAS NATIONAL RESERVE Hello friends, Paracas is in danger and needs your help. Please read the information below and join us to save thousands of species!  The Paracas shipping port wants to transport, store, and export ore concentrate. This material is highly toxic. All this cargo will travel through the Paracas National Reserve in Peru where thousands of species, some in danger of extinction, live. The most well-known of these species include dolphins, penguins, sea lions, flamingos, pelicans, and sea turtles. Paracas has been a zone of migration for more than 200 species of birds from all around the world for years, dating back to before pre-Incan civilizations. 36 species of mammals, 10 species of reptiles, and 168 species of fish, among others, call the Paracas home, making it a key unique ecosystem at a global level.  The risk of trucks leaking and overturning is very high; accidents are not uncommon in the reserve. Wind speeds in Paracas can reach up to 70 km/h. If one of these trucks used in the transport of ore concentrate tips over or leaks, which is frequent as 100% airtight technology does not exist, it could produce an environmental catastrophe by contaminating the ecosystem and populations of Paracas and neighboring city of Pisco.    For more information and evidence, visit our instagram: @todosxparacas Help us stop this by signing below! 

Todos Paracas
201,373 supporters
Petitioning World Wildlife Fund, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, National Wildlife Federation, Conservation International, United Nations Environment Program, United Nations, international ...

Save Endangered Sri Lankan Elephants-They are on the path to Extinction !

             Despite increased efforts to tackle the surge in Human Elephant Conflict due to deforestation and habitat fragmentation, nearly 2844 elephants have been killed by 1991-2010, from then 300 per year have been killed up to now  - highlighting the need for urgent international action to address the endangered wildlife crisis in Sri Lanka.             The Sri Lankan elephant Elephas maximus maximus native to Sri Lanka, had been listed as endangered by IUCN as the population has declined by at least 65% over the last three generations, estimated to be 60-75 years. However the declining of elephant population day by day pulls them towards the Critically Endangered category which will ultimately expel them from the earth categorizing them to the category Extinct! The elephant population drastically go down at “alarming pace” with around 4500 remaining currently which also revealed by government auditor general reports-2018, that Sri Lankan elephant is in huge danger of extinction if action is not immediately taken to reverse the current trend toward extinction. But Unfortunately Sri Lankan government unable to address the issue yet. The main threats the species faces in Sri Lanka are: Deforestation, habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, and degradation Obstructing Elephant corridors and Migratory pathways Waste Disposal to the elephant gathering areas Poaching and Illegal killing              The Sri Lankan elephant was once found throughout the island of Sri Lanka, but is now being pushed into dry zone and pocketed into smaller forest areas. Deforestation, fragmentation of natural habitats owing to mega development projects, irrigation, infrastructure and  human settlements have lead to a continuous contraction of habitats available to elephants and restrict the food gain and water gain of the elephants. Also, Elephant Migratory pathways are entirely blocked by human settlement.               Though the Sri Lankan government always speaking about Sustainable development in world summits but nothing had happened so far, for the means of sustainable development! Highways, roads, dams, railway tracks and other mega projects are still building through dense forests and wildlife reserves. No concept of Eco Bridges or any other conservation technology. Conversion of elephant habitat to settlements and permanent cultivation by Deforestation makes a devastating impact on Sri Lanka’s elephant population and  government not able to take any single step to minimize deforestation although the country’s primary forest cover remaining in nearly 14%.              At the same time, Many elephants have been dying due to starvation, unplanned electrical fencing would intensify this pathetic situation much more. Another major problem is water scarcity within their habitats. Since the natural sources of food are destroyed, they tempt to roam for villages in search of food and water. They unintentionally destroy the cultivation of the villagers in order to quench their prolonging starvation, becoming a  pest in Agriculture! This results the initiation of human – elephant conflict and cause the death of many elephants. The resultant Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC) has escalated to an alarmingly high proportion at present contributing to a very high mortality of elephants , about 3 elephant deaths per week, a 5% decline annually.             Though the whole remaining estimated elephant is lower than 4000 in the country,  Every year nearly 300-350 elephants are killed by gunshots, electrocution, planting  hakkapatas or Jaw-bombs, snares, man-made traps and pits, poisoning and train accidents. It is very pathetic situation that many wild elephants that roam in the forests today are carrying  large numbers of bullets within their bodies and many are blind due to gunshots. Almost many of wild elephants that lucky to save their lives so far, have become disabled by trap guns. The continued intensity of the human elephant conflict would pose a serious threat to the survival of the wild elephant in Sri Lanka and the resultant decline in elephant population will have an adverse impact on the viability of other wildlife as the elephant is a ‘keystone species’ and is critical to the management of its habitat: Since the elephant is a ‘flagship species’ its conservation will result in the maintenance of biological diversity and ecological integrity across a vast area of Sri Lanka.            Sri Lanka was a signatory to the CITES convention, (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna) is bound to protect its endangered species and prevent their trade in any form, alive or dead. Therefore the Government has a great obligation to protect the wild elephants and to control the poaching but, also an international responsibility as it had signed many international conventions to protect them.           Therefore, it is needed to take urgent actions to draft a National Policy for the Conservation and Management of Wild Elephants in the country, in collaboration with the Department of Wildlife, Department Forest and Central Environmental Authority. But unfortunately, they were unable to implement a national policy framework for scientific conservation of wild elephants in their natural habitats so far.           Some of the main activities conducted for conflict mitigation and elephant conservation in Sri Lanka are translocation by capture-transport, elephant drives, the distribution of elephant thunder crackers, the construction of electric fences and law enforcement. Elephant drives and thunder crackers cannot be considered successful deterrents. In fact, it has been consistently true that these starved, habitat lost giant beings only become more aggressive as a result of these methods. Electric fences are useful, but only as a psychological barrier. Declaring war on wild elephants            Recently, at a public forum organized by the Department of Wildlife Conservation, the new Minister for Wildlife announced that rather than take the advice of researchers and conservationists, and implement the National Policy, that he had devised a policy of his own, for a ‘final solution’ to HEC, by adding 2,500 km of electric fencing to the existing 4,500 km, and confining elephants to forested land, by driving them from all places where they have contact with humans. In addition, he announced that 3,500 members of the Civil Defense Force (CDF) will be suitably armed, with Chinese weapons similar to T56 rifles, and placed at regular intervals along the fence to restrict the elephants to where they have been driven to. Suitable ‘guard posts’ will be built, at regular intervals along the fences, for the members of the CDF who will function independently and NOT be under the jurisdiction of the DWC.            As there are villages and cultivations in 60% of the landscape of Sri Lanka in which 70% of the elephant population of Sri Lanka live, if the aforementioned estimate of numbers is to be accepted, then almost 4,000 elephants will have to be driven. The only places left would be the protected areas without people which constitute just 18% of the land area of the island and are at carrying capacity for elephants i.e. there is no more food for any additional elephants! Exceeding the carrying capacity would result in elephants starving to death due to a lack of adequate fodder. In addition, the Minister is to increase the number of elephants brought to the Elephant Holding Facility at Horowpathana to 100 elephants, and build another at Lunugamvehera. To these ‘prisons’, according to the Minister, will be sent all male elephants that are caught habituating human cultivation. As this population contain many of the prime breeding bulls in Sri Lanka, the genetic health of future populations, if there are any, will be serious weakened. It is said that Sri Lanka's elephant population can decrease by more than 50% if the above new Elephant-human conflict mitigation plan proposed by the Ministry of Sustainable Development, wildlife and regional Development is implemented researchers and conservationists said.            We strongly believe that the survival of these animals is possible only through the protection of their natural habitats. For maintaining such un-fragmented habitats, Elephant corridors are the key. Elephant corridors are narrow strips of land that allow elephants to move from one habitat patch to another and securing these is critical to their survival and gene pool. The current scenario is: ·        In many nations of the world networking of wildlife habitats elephant corridors and restoring private and community lands to wilderness areas is gaining ground. eg; The Relocation of Ram Terrang in India and allocation for a Elephant corridor  as a HEC mitigation measure.  ·        Sri Lanka has 70 Elephant corridors and lot of private lands which fall in these corridors has already been secured by Public-private partnerships and Elephants have been seen using these areas increasingly over the years. ·        Sri Lanka’s forest cover is now drastically decreasing due to rapid growth of human population and urbanization. Therefore this is the last chance to allocation and protection of endangered species in their habitats.          For the conservation of elephants basically their natural habitats should be protected. Illegal deforestation of protected lands and national parks should be stopped immediately. All deforestation happening by the political power here, corrupted politicians connected in this huge environmental disaster in Sri Lanka.               Thus, the elephant migration between protected areas needs to be facilitated through either maintenance or renewed establishment of human-habitation free corridors. Ensuring the future survival of elephants that range inside and outside protected areas is both central and crucial to the conservation of elephants in Sri Lanka.             The urgent step that the government should take is to establish the proposed MER in Hambantota district, which will pave the way to reduce human elephant conflict in Southern province. The proposed conservation plan connects the Udawalawa , Lunugamvehera and Bundala wildlife reserves, after studying the animal’s migration patterns through longitudinal research and even satellite technology. But government not able to implement this elephant reserve yet and these lands distributed to unplanned projects and settlements. There is a unique opportunity to give back to wilderness. The following are a few ways in which the govt. can help the situation: Declaration, demarcation and legal protection of the natural habitats and elephant corridors under laws. Improvement of forest cover in elephant corridors. Prevention and eviction of legal and illegal encroachments. Purchase of land and voluntary relocation of settlements in the area. Habitat Enrichment with fodder trees and grasses. Enforcing laws and policies to protect tuskers and elephants in the wild. Reform the land policy for resettlement.           Environmental groups are working in coalition to save the elephants in their habitats, to put pressure on government to implement a national policy framework  for wild elephant conservation and need your support too. We are strongly urge you to kindly intervene into the matter and direct the Sri Lankan government to implement a urgent scientific conservation framework for these endangered elephants to conserve in their natural habitats.            Elephants have long been part of our life, culture and mythology. Let's sign this petition and do our bit to save these magnificent gentle giants and conserve and preserve our natural wealth and heritage for the right future.  All concerned people please sign and share this petition and your every single sign should help to save endangered gentle Giants of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan elephants in Starvation This bull elephant has 48 gunshots and was died after translocation to another area.   ශ්‍රී  ලංකාව තුළ වසරකට අලිඇතුන් 300 පමණ විවිධ අයුරින් සාහසික ලෙස ඝාතනය වන අතර රජය විසින් ඉක්මනින් වන අලි සංරක්ෂණ ජාතික ක්‍රමවේදයකට පියවර නොගතහොත් 2048 වසර වෙද්දී මෙරට අලිඇතුන් සම්පූර්නයෙන්ද වද වී යනු ඇති බවට රජයේ විඝණකාධිපතිවරයි පවා අනතුරු අගවා තිබියදීත් වනඅලි සංරක්ෂණයට රජය විසින් පියවරක් මෙතුවක් ගෙන නොමැති අතර එය ඉතා කණගාටුදාකය. ලංකාවේ ඉතිරිව පවතින ඉතාමත් සුලු වනගත ප්‍රදේශ වපසරියක හා රක්ෂිතවල දැඩි ආහාර අහේනියකට ලක්ව වදවී යාමේ අවධානමට ලක් වී ඇති අලිඇතුන් රැක ගැනීම සදහා රජය විසින් අලි ඇතුන් නිජබිම් තුලම සංරක්ෂණය කිරීමට කඩිනමින් ජාතික අලි සංරක්ෂණ විද්‍යාත්මක ක්‍රමවේදයක් ක්‍රියාත්මක කළ යුතුව තිබුනද එය එසේ නොවී දේශපාලන පටු වාසි තකා තාවකාලික පැලැස්තර ගැසීමෙන් අලි මිනිස් ගැටුමද දිනෙන් දිනම උග්‍ර අතට හැරෙමින් පවතී. එහි ප්‍රථිපලය මෙම දැවැන්තයින් රටට දිනෙන් දිනම අහිමිවීම පමණි. අලි ඇල්ලීම්, අලි එලවීම්, අක්‍රමවත් විදිලි වැට මෙම ප්‍රශ්නයට ස්ථ්රසාර විසදුම් නොවේ. අලිඇතුන්ගේ චර්යාවන් හා සංක්‍රමණික රටා අධ්‍යනයෙන් අලි ඇතුන්ගේ නිජබිම් හා අලි මංකඩවල් හදුනා ඒවා ආරක්ෂා කරදී නිජබිම් සංරක්ෂණයක් ගෙන ඒමට රජය යොමු කිරීමේ බලාපොරොත්තුවෙන් අන්තර්ජාතිකව වැදගත් සංවිධානයන්ට මැදිහත් වන ලෙස ඉල්ලීමක් රැගත් මෙම පෙත්සමට ඔබේ සහයෝගය ලබාදෙන්න. 

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Petitioning Ketua dan Para Wakil Ketua DPR RI, Joko Widodo, World Wildlife Fund, Siti Nurbaya Bakar

Tolak tambang batu bara di HST

Ijin penambangan batu bara yang diberikan kementerian ESDM kepada PT Mantimin Coal Mining berpotensi untuk merusak lingkungan hidup dan ekosistem yang terdapat di pegunungan meratus khususnya dua area penambangan di Kabupaten Hulu Sungai Tengah. Ijin penambangan ini diberikan tanpa memperhatikan aspek psikologis masyarakat yang tidak menginginkan wilayahnya rusak oleh aktivitas penambangan, selain itu di banyak wilayah kalimantan selatan yang telah dijadikan lokasi penambangan, perusahaan tambang tidak pernah memperhatikan aspek lingkungan, kesehatan masyarakat, dan tanah warga yang mereka klaim begitu saja tanpa adanya ganti rugi. Pihak perusahaan juga tidak pernah melakukan analisis terhadap dampak lingkungan. Penambangan ini juga berpotensi menimbulkan bencana tanah longsor, banjir, pencemaran air tanah, penggundulan hutan secara masif. Bencana sosial seperti pengambilan lahan secara paksa dan perlakuan semena mena terhadap masyarakat. Seperti diketahui bahwa pulau kalimantan khususnya pegunungan meratus merupakan wilayah hutan lindung yang menopang kehidupan masyarakat sekitarnya, ratusan tahun mereka melestarikan hutan sebagai sumber penghidupan, penyedia oksigen, dan pelindung dari polusi. Jika seandainya ijin tambang ini diberikan, maka masyarakat kalimantan akan kehilangan sumber penghidupan yang selama ini mereka jaga dan lestarikan. Mari kita bertanya pada diri kita sendiri, apa yang akan kita wariskan pada anak cucu kita generasi mendatang jika tanah airnya hanya tersisa lubang lubang yang dalam sisa tambang dan tak ada lagi hutan yang manaungi mereka. Bantu kami warga meratus untuk menghentikan ijin tambang yang diberikan kementerian esdm pada PT. Mantimin Coal Mining. Dukungan kalian sangat berarti bagi kami. 

Syahdi Anto
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