AusAID Don't Scale Back Forest Protection In Indonesia
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Australian Embassador To Indonesia
Australias Minister for Climate Change
Greg Combet
Australian Foregin Minister
Bob Carr
AusAID Jakarta
Australias Minister for Environment
Tony Burke

AusAID Don't Scale Back Forest Protection In Indonesia

    1. andrew gunn
    2. Petition by

      andrew gunn

      Melbourne, Australia

Back in 2007 The Australian Government announced the Indonesia–Australia Forest Carbon Partnership (IAFCP) via AusAID with a project to re-flood 200,000 hectares of dried peatland, protect 70,000 hectares of peat forests, and plant 100 million trees in Central Kalimantan.

But now in 2012 only just over 10 per cent - or 25,000 hectares - of the original 200,000 hectares of peatland is expected to be re-flooded. And to date only 50,000 trees have been replanted, well short of the 100 million target first touted.

This project is facing the possitibility of being scaled back, or in fact failing to succeed in meeting the original target.

This is NOT good enough.

If small NGO's can succeed in protecting small forest areas in Indonesia with a very small limited budget, then how can AusAID fail or consider scaling back a forest protection project with it;s multi million dollar budget?

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    • Eka Rudi SEMARANG, INDONESIA
      • 6 months ago

      Indonesia has gotten her emission too much. Save her!

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    • Barb Howard PERTH, AUSTRALIA
      • 11 months ago

      This project is one of the most important climate change projects being undertaken in the world. The emissions from peat fires is considerable and incredibly damaging to the health of some of the world's poorest people and to the atmosphere that we all depend on. Replanting trees is important as a carbon sink as well as habitat for native animals like orangutang. This project desperately needs the support of the Australian government, it cannot be quietly being shelved by the Rudd govermment without Australians fully understanding the consequences.

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    • william newton COLERAINE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      please plant the promised amount of trees , the animals need all the help they can get .

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    • nilüfer nilüfer MERSIN, TURKEY
      • 12 months ago

      :'(

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    • Luis de Castro da Silveira BERLIN, GERMANY
      • 12 months ago

      UP TO YOU AND I

      Celebrities can't save ecology, mythical gods aren't able, oil oligarchy governments won't - up to you and I to save being, by transforming ourselves and society to a state of ecological grace

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