Call to action to save Tripa

22 October 2012 Tripa News

Urgent update, recent breaking media and call to action to save the Tripa Peat Swamp Forests

Your support has made our previous petition a historical success!

But with Tripa still being burned, cleared, destroyed and the Sumatran Orangutan still being pushed closer to extinction, we need to urgently double our efforts and keep up the pressure and action! 

The Governor of Aceh has made history by finally revoked the license of one of the illegally operating companies thanks to the pressure generated by our first petitions. But with 5 more companies still destroying protected area inside Tripa, the fight has only just begun! 

There are still companies with breaking the law in Tripa continuing to dig illegal drainage canals, clear protected forests and driving the local Sumatran Orangutan population closer to extinction. Urgent action is still required to save Tripa. 

The national police needs to investigate and prosecute law-breakers, namely those who are breaking National Spatial Planning law 26/2007 Government Regulation 26/2008 which protects the 2.7 million hectare Leuser Ecosystem, home to critically endangered Orangutans, and also Sumatran Tigers, Elephants, Rhinos and countless other iconic species. 

Community members filed a police report in November, now with the legal precedent of the first permit being revoked, it's the perfect time for the National Police to take action and bring this next case to the courts. 

Together, we can take this next step, demand the police uphold Indonesian National Spatial Planning law 26/2007 & 26/2008, save Tripa, and set a huge precedent for the protection of ALL of Indonesian forests.


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With the greatest thanks and respect, The team behind End of the Icons.

PLUS: Just in case you missed it: 

NBC just aired an amazing 10 minute news item on the situation of Tripa, featuring dramatic footage of an Orangutan rescue, the confiscation of a baby orangutan from wildlife traders, conservation 'drones' monitoring forest cover and destruction, and a confrontation between NBC reporter Ian Williams as he questions PT Kalista Alam over their role in the illegal destruction of the Tripa Peat Swamps, home to the highest density of Orangutans found worldwide.

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