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  • Petitioning Pak Yudas

This petition will be delivered to:

Head Of Mentawai Regency
Pak Yudas
Head of Mentawai Tourism
Desti Seminora
Head of Mentawai Fisheries
Edi Sukarni
Head of Police, West Sumatra, Indonesia
West Sumatra Police
Secretary General Marine and Fisheries Dept.
Gellwyn D. H. Yusuf
Director General of Inshore and Small Islands
Sudirman Saad
Violation Management Director, DG Control of Marine Resources & Fisheries
Yulistio Mudho
Directorate General of Fisheries Quotas
Heriyanto Marwoto
Director of Fisheries Resources
Agus Budhiman
Governor West Sumatra, Indonesia
Irwan Prayitno

Stop Bombing the Mentawai Reefs!

    1. Mentawai Madness Stop the bombing!
    2. Petition by

      Mentawai Madness Stop the bombing!

      Padang, Indonesia

Since 1980's, the remote Mentawai Islands have been attacked by fishermen using dynamite to explode the reef in order to kill fish.  With increasing tourism and local populations, the bombers can no longer operate in secrecy.  This practice must stop!  We are petitioning the Indonesian government to help Mentawai patrol her western border in order to stop bomb fishing and other illegal activities.

Bahasa Indonesia Version: https://www.change.org/id/petisi/hentikan-bom-ikan-di-mentawai

To:
Pak Yudas, Head Of Mentawai Regency
Desti Seminora, Head of Mentawai Tourism
Edi Sukarni, Head of Mentawai Fisheries
West Sumatra Police, Head of Police, West Sumatra, Indonesia
Gellwyn D. H. Yusuf, Secretary General Marine and Fisheries Dept.
Sudirman Saad, Director General of Inshore and Small Islands
Yulistio Mudho, Violation Management Director, DG Control of Marine Resources & Fisheries
Heriyanto Marwoto, Directorate General of Fisheries Quotas
Agus Budhiman, Director of Fisheries Resources
Irwan Prayitno, Governor West Sumatra, Indonesia
It is with great concern that we ask you to quickly and permanantly stop the destructive practices of reef bombing and cyanide poisoning that is presently going on in the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. We trust you will give this request your immediate attention.
Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 6,000 signatures
    2. BOMB BOATS CAUGHT!

      Mentawai Madness Stop the bombing!
      Petition organiser

      We've just had confirmed that the Mentawai Police have taken action and captured a bomb boat in the act. Here is the video of the capture, including a live gun battle! Well done guys!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBZ1qcM9pOA&feature=youtu.be

      Bomb Boat CAUGHT!

      It is so inspiring to see humans protect that which can't protect itself. Congratulations to the Mentawai government for having successes securing their county waters.

    3. We're back to square one.

      Mentawai Madness Stop the bombing!
      Petition organiser

      A repeat of last year? For a week now we've had criminals bombing our reefs again. We are getting no action from the government. We need you to spread the word about this petition once again. We had such successes in 2012, but now our immediate goal is 10,000 signatures, which will once again get presented to the Head of Ministry for Sea Fisheries.
      http://youtu.be/SUbYFf39-Bw

      November 2013 Bombing in Mentawai

      The bombers are at it again. Tourists are still surfing and snorkeling in these waters, and the bombers are blowing up the reef kilometers away. What will the Mentawai government do about it? Will they wait until somebody gets hurt?

    4. Reached 5,000 signatures
    5. Third Mentawai Madness Episode release: Carnage Underwater

      Mentawai Madness Stop the bombing!
      Petition organiser
      Mentawai Madness Episode 3: Underwater Carnage

      In this episode we snorkel our favorite reef 48 hours after the fishermen's bombs stop exploding.

    6. New, locally produced campaign specifically for our cause!

      Mentawai Madness Stop the bombing!
      Petition organiser
      Mentawai Blast Fishing

      Mari dukung Pemerintah Daerah Mentawai: Kita serukan penghentian penggunaan bom ikan yang merusak lingkungan oleh nelayan pendatang. Kita harapkan TNI-AL, Polisi Air, Kementrian Perikanan dan Kelautan untuk memperkuat pengawasan di perairan Kabupaten Mentawai. http://www.gomentawai.com FB : Go Mentawai Twitter : @GoMentawai

    7. Episode two of Mentawai Madness.

      Mentawai Madness Stop the bombing!
      Petition organiser

      24 hours after the bombs stop, we stroll our beach to check out the carnage: EPISODE TWO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljFFLcCevaM

    8. 1/2 way there!

      Mentawai Madness Stop the bombing!
      Petition organiser

      Thank you for your support! We're about to pass 5,000 signatures, thanks to you and your friends. Do your other friends deserve the chance to make their voice heard on this issue? Please email them the link to this page. Masura Bagata.

    9. Reached 4,000 signatures
    10. Passed 3,500!

      Mentawai Madness Stop the bombing!
      Petition organiser

      Thanks for all your support! We've been asked to meet with the ministry of fisheries in Jakarta today, and I will present all your signatures to them. But we're not finished! 10,000 is the goal! Please share with anybody you can think of that loves the ocean and wants their children to have the chance to do the same.

    11. Reached 3,000 signatures
    12. Approaching 6 new supporters every 10 minutes. 1 every minute is the goal!

      Mentawai Madness Stop the bombing!
      Petition organiser

      Thanks everyone for spreading the word and caring about our planet. Your best friends deserve a chance to make a difference as well, please forward on the link to them. As easy as copy and paste.

    13. Reached 1,500 signatures
    14. 22,000 views in 48 hours, and almost 830 petitioners

      Mentawai Madness Stop the bombing!
      Petition organiser

      You guys are awesome! Please keep up the good work by telling your friends to watch the video and if they care, sign the petition. Our goal is 1 million views and 10,000 supporters. Help it go viral to help stop the bombing!

    15. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    @RealPaulWalker

    Jan 30, 2013

    Help! The beautiful Mentawais Reefs of Indonesia are being DESTROYED in a brutal practice. Please sign to help stop it! http://t.co/0GZvzXiO

    Paul Walker
    453k followers

    @richardbranson

    Jan 29, 2013

    Shocking video from #Indonesia of fisherman using gun powder to kill schools of fish http://t.co/a9vhFMx9

    richardbranson
    2.86M followers

    Reasons for signing

      • about 9 hours ago

      try to protect your wonderful islands and their nature. your economy will profit on the long run. who knows what will happen once the reefs and fish are gone

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    • Aldi Noviandri INDONESIA
      • 3 months ago

      because I want to bring my children to go to there some day and let them know that Mentawai Reefs still beautiful since I was young.

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    • Winda Anggraini INDONESIA
      • 3 months ago

      Alam Indonesia ini indah sekali, potensi pariwisata begitu tinggi. Pemerintah Indonesia seharusnya bisa memanfaatkan ini, berantas semua kegiatan yang merusak alam.

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    • Bagus Wijaya INDONESIA
      • 3 months ago

      Indonesia is my DNA

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    • MALISAPUTRA POHAN PEKANBARU, INDONESIA
      • 3 months ago

      MEMBUNUH BINATANG NM NY TU..

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