Governor of Aceh: Save 1.2 Million Hectares of Aceh Rainforest
  • Petitioned Muzakkir Manaf

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Wakil Gubernur Aceh
Muzakkir Manaf
Ambassador of Norway
Stig Traavik
Ambassador of Denmark
Martin Billie Herman
Ambassador of Sweden
HE Mrs Ewa Polano
Head of EU Representatives in Aceh
Giovanni Seritella
Direktur Jenderal Penataan Ruang
DR.Ir. Mochamad Basoeki Hadimoeljono, Msc.
Direktur Penataan Ruang Wilayah Nasional
Ir. Iman Soedradjat, MPM
Direktur Penataan Ruang Wilayah Nasional
Ir. Iman Soedradjat, MPM
Second Secretary, Embassy of Finland
Ms. Elina Dakash
Duta Besar Indonesia untuk Swedia
His Excellency Juniarta Sastrawan
Govenor of Aceh
Zaini Abdullah
Minister of Forestry
Zulkifli Hasan
Menteri Dalam Negeri
Gamawan Fauzi
Ketua DNPI
Agus Purnomo
Minister of Public Work
Djoko Kirmanto
Presiden Republik Indonesia
Soesilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Governor of Aceh: Save 1.2 Million Hectares of Aceh Rainforest

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      Aceh Province, Indonesia

Aceh is preparing to open over 1.2 million hectares of protected forest for the development of mines, plantations, roads, logging and palm oil expansion.

This has been confirmed by The Chairman of the Aceh Parliament's spatial planning committee, Mr Anwar, who told the Sydney Morning Herald that the proposed plan would reduce the total forest cover of Aceh from its existing coverage of about 68 per cent of Aceh's total land area, to just 45 per cent, representing the destruction of more than 1.2 million hectares, including the entire area known as Tripa, and other currently protected areas inside of the Leuser Ecosystem, a National Strategic Area for its Environmental Protection Function that is protected by National Spatial Planning Law 26/2007, and Government Regulation 26/2008.

This planned destruction is the result of a 'prefect storm' of planning failures. Firstly, the end of the 'Norway Moratorium on Primary Forests. Secondly the end of the former Governor of Aceh, 'Irwandi's Moratorium on logging' addressed by Mr Anwar in his interview with the Sydney Morning Herald on Jan 15, 2013 ''The nature of the logging moratorium is that it's temporary, so it can be revoked any time,'' and these two events, combined with huge planned changes in 'forest function' meaning, areas previously protected for their natural ecological services, such as preventing land slides and floods, will now be opened as mines, plantations, roads, logging and palm oil expansion. Alarmingly, areas that previously held the protected status of 'wildlife corridor' are being planned to become 'community plantation' which is set to escalate human wildlife conflict as the last of Sumatras Tigers, Elephants, Rinos and Orangutans will be surely pushed to extinction.

The petition is asking the Governor, and Vice Governor of Aceh, Zaini and Muzakir to reconsider pushing such destruction onto their province, and to ask the donor representatives of the world, who have invested so much already to the protection of Acehs forests, to assist with the funding and technical support for the Aceh Government to revisit and revise this potential disaster.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Karin walkey CRYSLER, CANADA
      • 2 months ago

      There are much better ways to earn a living than destroying this beautiful habitat. When it is gone, there's no turning back, ever. Is it worth it? No! No amount of money is worth destroying this beautiful piece of paradise.

    • marian glass WESTLAKE VILLAGE,, CA
      • 3 months ago

      To protect, help and stop these helpless animals from suffering from neglect & starvation!!! Also, to save as many as possible for future generations! Tigers 100 years ago were numbered at 100,000. Today there are only 3,000. Why intentionally Starve them??? I have Never seen such abuse to ANY animals!!! The people responsible for this should hang their head in shame!!!!!! What a disgrace!!!!

      • 4 months ago

      I love the Earth.

    • benny pedersen LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      save animal and forest

    • Stefan Falkensteiner TüRNITZ, AUSTRIA
      • 5 months ago

      Ecosystem Function and Services need to be considered, especially with the rainforest ecosytems!


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