Stop deforestation along the banks of the Sekonyer River
  • Petitioning Pak Ujang Iskandar

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Kantor Bupati Kotawaringin Barat
Pak Ujang Iskandar

Stop deforestation along the banks of the Sekonyer River

    1. Julia Murray
    2. Petition by

      Julia Murray

      Portland, OR

      The Sekonyer River area, right outside of Tanjung Puting National Park in Borneo, is the main access to the park and is what visitors see on their way to the famous Camp Leakey. It is also home to thousands of rainforest species, including: endangered orangutans, clouded leopards, slow lorises, hornbills, gibbons and proboscis monkeys, found nowhere else on earth.

      However, a recent proposal threatens to complete destroy the lush rainforest along the river and in so doing devastate the remaining biodiversity clinging to life there. Although the forest in the area has become increasing fragmented over the last several years, this proposal would completely demolish what remains of it. Not only would it erase the natural beauty of the riverbanks, but it would also put added pressure on hundreds of species already on the brink of extinction. Please tell Indonesia that their rainforests are an important natural resource and that they are worth saving. We have a voice!

To:
Pak Ujang Iskandar, Kantor Bupati Kotawaringin Barat
Stop deforestation along the banks of the Sekonyer River!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 7 days ago

      “Let's be clear. The planet is not in jeopardy. We are in jeopardy. We haven't got the power to destroy the planet - or to save it. But we might have the power to save ourselves.”

      ― Michael Crichton

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    • Elizabeth Barnes AUSTRALIA
      • 10 days ago

      Please don't destroy our amazing planet, tourism not deforestation.

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    • YU 有 INAHARA  稲原 TOYONO-GUN, JAPAN
      • 20 days ago

      この地球はみんなを乗せた船だから…。

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    • Linda Walding SHELDON, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      It disgusts me that we are killing orangutans for an unnecessary product we didn't even know we sere using.

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    • Dan Nickerson NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      Please save the rainforest and by doing so, also save endangered animals such as, orangutans, clouded leopards, slow lorises, hornbills, gibbons and proboscis monkeys, that are found nowhere else on earth.

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