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