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Reblogged from endoftheicons: By IZILWANE–Voices for Biodiversity on August 12, 2013 Your family carefully sorts your trash and composts table scraps weekly and tries really hard to remember to bring cloth or canvas bags to the grocery store. Some of … Continue reading
The Sumatran Orangutan Society has launched a new reforestation campaign, complete with an animated video. They employ local people to plant trees that will help a diverse rainforest recover.
1 million trees for orangutans!
Today we planted the millionth tree at our forest restoration site in Sumatra. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped us reach this amazing milestone.
To celebrate, we have launched an animation, voiced by SOS patron Bill Bailey, featuring the rather charming Armstrong! You can watch the animation here.
We would also love you to visit SaveArmstrong.com, a new website where you can plant a tree (or five!) to help us build a brighter future for Sumatra’s forests, its wildlife and its people.
|We urgently need your help to stop the planned destruction of 1.2 million hectares of forest in Sumatra for gold mining, oil palm plantations, logging and roads.
This is a conservation emergency for orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos – the forests under threat are the only place in the world where these critically endangered species still roam together.
Indonesia’s President has the power to stop these plans. Please help us reach 1 million signatures in the next 3 days to make sure he gets the message loud and clear.
This is a new petition, so please sign and share even if you have already signed others in the last few weeks.
The fate of Sumatra’s forests will be decided in the very near future - please help.
As habitat destruction expands (most recently logging and draining the Tripa Swamp in Leuser Ecosystem for palm oil plantations), poaching and illegal capture of endangered Sumatran orangutans (Pongo abelii) increases. Read the article: Everywhere else but home. What’s going on? A … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
SoS: Urgent: Tell the UK Government to Stop Biofuelling Deforestation from Sumatran Orangutan Society The UK Government is offering subsidies to energy companies to burn palm oil in power stations, as part of plans to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas … Continue reading
Extinction risk as Aceh opens forests for logging
Sydney Morning Herald
SOME of the richest and most biodiverse forests in Indonesia will soon be opened up for commercial exploitation under a plan drafted by the new government of Aceh.
The chairman of the Aceh parliament's spatial planning committee, Mr Anwar (who goes by only one name) has confirmed the plan would reduce the total forest cover from about 68 per cent of the province's land mass to 45 per cent.
This is heartbreaking. I'm glad Mike Griffiths is still fighting the good fight, at least.