Your support has made our previous petition at www.change.org/saveTripa a historical success! But with Tripa still being burned, cleared, destroyed and the Sumatran Orangutan still being pushed closer to extintion, we need to urgently double our efforts and keep up the pressure and action!
The Governor of Aceh has made history by finally revoked the license of one of the illegally operating companies thanks to the pressure generated by our first petitions. But with 5 more companies still destroying protected area inside Tripa, the fight has only just begun!
There are still companies with breaking the law in Tripa continuing to clear protected forests and driving the local Sumatran Orangutan population closer to extinction, urgent action is required to save Tripa.
The national police needs to investigate and prosecute law-breakers, namely those who are breaking National Spatial Planning law 26/2007 Government Regulation 26/2008 which protects the 2.7 million hectare Leuser Ecosystem, home to critically endangered Orangutans, and also Sumantra Tigers, Elephants, Rhinos and countless other iconic species.
Community members filed a police report in November, now with the legal precedent of the first permit being revoked, it's the perfect time for the National Police to take action and bring this next case to the courts.
Together, we can take this next step, help the community, demand the police uphold Indonesian law, save Tripa, and set a huge precedent for the protection of ALL of Indonesian forests.
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Investigate & Prosecute destroyers of Tripa!
Dear General Timur Pradopo,
I would like to draw your attention to the recent legal action against former Governor Aceh Irwandi Yusuf and PT Kalista Alam against permit issuance number IUPB525/BP2T/5322/2011 which was found in the PTUN Court to be illegally issued, and has thankfully been revoked by the newly appointed Aceh Governor.
On 23rd November 2011, community from Tripa traveled to Jakarta and file a police report to Mabes Polri. This report resulted document B/4472/Ops/XI/2011/Bareskrim dated 25th November signed by Brigidir Genderal Polisi, Drs. Achmad Hidayat, S. H. issuing to Head of Polda Aceh for the investigation into the criminal actions.
Yet, What we have seen through the investigation process is the collaboration of palm oil companies collaborating with Government institution, Polda Aceh (Aceh Police), BP2T (Permit office Aceh), Dishutbun Aceh (Forestry and Plantation Aceh) and Bapedalda (Environmental Impact Management Aceh) that continues to bring shame and embarrassment to the Government of Aceh and Indonesia as fires and destruction continue, crimes regarded as violating criminal law, in Tripa, without repercussions.
I draw your attention towards the document B/4472/Ops/XI/2011/Bareskrim dated 25th November and request your commitment to ensure the legal duty of this is fulfilled without further delay or corruption.