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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      • 10 days ago

      I think elephants is very intellectual and heart-warming then courteous

      Orangutans is very kindly and seems like a kind of human

      this area also having unique creatures it is valuable for the planet earth

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      • about 1 month ago

      地球の問題は、地球人全体の問題ですよね。

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      • 2 months ago

      私の叔父は、林野庁におりました。農工大卒業で、若き頃から森林に対する熱い情熱を持ち、仕事に人生を傾けておりました。が、丁度、タイに植林指導に行く為の精密検査で、癌が見つかり、1ヶ月で、本当にあっけない最後で、他界致しました。50歳になったばかりでした。叔父の志を、せめて心で受け継いで、何か小さな歩みをさせていただきたく、賛同させていただきました。

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    • Laura Clyne GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      Beacuse we need everything that lies in, beneath and around this special place.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 3 months 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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      ― Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park

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