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Stop destroying coral reefs in Balikpapan Bay!

Balikpapan Bay (East Kalimantan, Indonesia) is one of the most biodiverse regions in South-East Asia. Among the bay’s rich diversity are coral reefs surrounding Balang Island. These reefs are unique, found in turbulent and brackish waters where corals rarely survive. These reefs are highly sensitive to silting due to increased erosion and sedimentation resulting from forest destruction along the coast.

A palm oil corporation, PT Dermaga Kencana Indonesia (DKI), a member of Kencana Agri Ltd. Group, plans to convert the coastal forest into a huge crude palm oil processing factory. DKI has already built and operate a palm oil bulking station which has caused serious damage to several coral reefs.

DKI has not built or operated its bulking station in an environmentally sustainable way and so is unlikely to be able to control the impact of a gigantic factory. Unless DKI can first master the impact of their jetty and bulking station to assure the continual existence of the coral reefs they should not proceed with their new factory. Please, help us to persuade Kencana Agri Ltd. to reconsider their plans.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Kencana Agri Ltd.
  • Dinas Pekerjaan Umum Balikpapan
  • Dinas Perindustrian Perdagangan dan Koperasi Balikpapan
  • Dinas Pendapatan Daerah Balikpapan
  • Inspektorat Balikpapan
  • Bappeda Balikpapan
  • BLH Balikpapan
  • Badan Penanaman Modal dan Pelayanan Perizinan Terpadu Balikpapan
  • Kepala Biro Pembangunan Daerah Kaltim
  • Kepala Biro Humas dan Protokol Kaltim
  • Kepala Biro Hukum Kaltim
  • Asisten Ekonomi Pembangunan Setda Kaltim
  • Sekretaris Daerah Prov. Kaltim
  • Bappeda Kaltim
  • Humas Kaltim
  • Sekretaris Dewan Balikpapan
  • Staff Ahli Bidang Pembangunan Balikpapan
  • PT DKI
  • PT DKI
    Agus Susanto
  • Pak Prasetyo
  • PT DKI
    Benny Herianto
  • PT DKI
  • pemerintah balikpapan
  • Walikota Balikpapan
    Rizal Effendi
  • Wakil Walikota Balikpapan
  • Sekretaris Daerah Balikpapan
  • Bappeda Balikpapan
  • Bagian Hukum Balikpapan
  • Asisten Perekonomian, Pembangunan dan Kesejahteraan Rakyat
  • Humas DPRD Kaltim

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