Last week, I gave yet another talk on orangutan conservation, with student presentations about the problems with palm oil, deforestation, mining and the bushmeat trade and how these threaten nonhuman primates. Today there’s another urgent plea to save one of our most endangered relatives:
Earlier this year, more than a million people around the world called on the Governor of Aceh to abandon plans to carve up the irreplaceable Leuser Ecosystem with new roads, plantations and gold mines. The global outcry succeeded in delaying the province’s new spatial plan.
But it hasn’t been abandonned – yet. The decision will be made this month. The plan must be rejected. Please read about the campaign here, and sign the new petition today, there’s no time to lose.
Please share this urgent campaign far and wide – the wildlife, forests and people of Aceh need you now more than ever before.
re-posted from SOS Newsletter