From Sumatran Orangutan Society Newsletter
Emergency: Planned destruction of 1.2 Million hectares of forest in Sumatra
The Governor of Aceh province in Sumatra is set to wipe 1.2 million
hectares of forest off the map, replacing some of the most biodiverse rainforests in the world with agriculture (including oil palm plantations), logging and mining.
These forests are the only place on Earth where orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos co-exist – and all are critically endangered.
Experts have warned that if these plans go ahead, all these iconic species could face extinction within 10 to 20 years.
The scale of the proposed destruction is catastrophic – we must convince the Governor to abandon these plans immediately.
This is a conservation emergency and we need your help urgently.
Please sign the petition today, and please ask everyone in your networks to do the same.