Protect elephant, tiger and orangutan habitats in Sumatra
  • Petitioning Zulkifli Hasan

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Menteri Kehutanan
Zulkifli Hasan
Indonesian Ministry of Forestry
Minister Zulkifli Hasan

Protect elephant, tiger and orangutan habitats in Sumatra

    1. Save 30 Hills
    2. Petition by

      Save 30 Hills

      Washington, DC

Every day on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, vast tracts of rainforest are cleared and replaced with pulpwood, rubber and palm oil plantations.

Due to massive deforestation across Sumatra, the area of 30 Hills, known in the Indonesian language as Bukit Tigapuluh, is a last refuge for some of Sumatra’s most endangered wildlife.  Moreover, this area of incredible biodiversity is one of the last places on Earth where elephants, tigers and orangutans coexist.

Only one-third of Sumatra’s remaining forests have some form of protection from development and logging. In fact, most of Sumatra’s landscapes – once covered by dense canopy and lush rainforests – are already gone.

There is a chance to save 30 Hills.

In Indonesia, most of the forest is owned by the government and is leased out for commercial activities as long-term “concessions”. These concessions allow companies to legally clear forests for logging, mining and industrial agriculture.

By asking the Indonesian government to rezone some of these concessions in 30 Hills, the landscape could be leased out to conservation organizations as “ecosystem  restoration concessions.”

These new concessions offer a chance for forest restoration and wildlife conservation. In the process, these concessions would support local communities, ensure sustainable forest management and protect wildlife habitat. If the area isn’t rezoned, elephant, tiger and orangutan forests may disappear forever.

Help save 30 Hills – and the elephants, tigers and orangutans that remain.

After signing, learn more by visiting www.save30hills.org.

 

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    • Almut Elster KARLSRUHE, UNITED STATES
      • 1 day ago

      These are animals more valuable than mankind.

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      • 3 days ago

      I love animals, they are my life.

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    • Aleksandra Nikolova Варна, BULGARIA
      • 6 days ago

      We must save the nature, it's where we come from!

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    • Lauren Smithwick CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
      • 6 days ago

      Maintaining the ecosystem is of utmost importance, and if my signature on this petition makes even an infinitesimal difference to preserving it, I am more than happy to do so.

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    • Natasha Courtney LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 days ago

      Once lost this beautiful diversity cannot be replaced, how would you like the world look to your children?

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