New report outlines serious threats to Leuser Ecosystem. Take action!

One of the most unique places on earth, the Leuser Ecosystem, is under attack.
Fires, illegal logging, pulp and palmoil plantations, and the companies responsible are exposed in a new report by Rainforest Action Network.

Read the report and take action here: http://a.ran.org/a0v


Historic ruling against the destruction of Tripa

On January 8, the Indonesian courts found palm oil company PT Kallista Alam guilty of illegally burning forests within the Tripa Peat Swamps and fined the palm oil company with approximately 9 million US dollars. With this sentence, the courts delivered a historic ruling agains the destruction of the Leuser Ecosystem.

The Tripa Peat Swamp forests are part of the Leuser Ecosystem, which is the only place on earth where tigers, elephants, rhinos and orangutans can be found living together. Therefore it was listed as one of the 'World's Most Irreplaceable Protected Areas' by the World Conservation Union IUCN. The sentence against PT Kallista Alam is interpreted as a clear message to other companies working in Aceh and  a sign for an improved law enforcement against environmental offenders in the region. Still it is but one step in the right direction. Right now, Aceh's Parliament is pushing a new spatial land use plan which completely ignores the protected status of the Leuser Ecosystem.

For further information about the case, the new spatial land use plan and statements of Ian Singleton and other conservationists, please visit the website of our Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme SOCP.

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News

Orangutan rescue taking place in Tripa Peat Swamp Forest

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 >>

Publication: Developing Palm-oil Production

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).


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