Chester Zoo in England named new baby orangutan "Tripa" in in honour of the importance of the Tripa Peat Swamp Forest in the Aceh Province of Sumatra.
administrative court in Medan decided on 5th September 2012 in favor of the Indonesian Environmental Forum Walhi. The governor of the province of Aceh in Sumatra, Indonesia has to revoke the last year issued business permit for Tripa owned by the Indonesian company PT Kallista Alam.
The Tripa peat swamp forests on the west coast of Aceh
province on Sumatra, Indonesia is a vital habitat for the critically endangered
Sumatran orangutan. In addition, the
marshes provide habitat for many endangered species like the Sumatran tiger
and the Sumatran elephants.
The SOCP Team was heading into the forest to rescue and relocate an Orangutan who trapped in a small pocket of protected forest surrounded by encroaching palm oil plantations. The adult male orangutan has been trapped in over the last months. He has no longer the food to support his existence. See more about the rescue highlights >>
This publication provides detailed information on the implications of
palm-oil production on degraded land. It is based on a unique field project lead by the PanEco
Foundation with support of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).