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Two illegally-held pet orangutans seized from Tripa peat swamp

Banda Aceh - The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) says it has rescued two young orangutans held as illegal pets in the Tripa peat swamp area of Aceh, Indonesia.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 2 comments

Plan to clear 1.2M ha of vital forest dooms locals and wildlife

Banda Aceh - Conservation groups in Indonesia, are wholly rejecting a new Aceh Government spatial plan to reduce its protected forest area from 68% to 45%, a loss of 1.2 million hectares. The plan will wreak devastation on local communities and wildlife.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 6 comments

Isolated orangutan rescued in Tripa before he could be poisoned

Banda Aceh - A lone adult male orangutan was rescued from an isolated forest fragment in the Tripa Peat Swamp forest yesterday after local informants told conservation groups that palm oil companies planned to poison him.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 5 comments

Law enforcement in Tripa case 'hijacked' by corporations' power

Jakarta - Less than one week after a historic victory saw the Governor of Aceh finally revoke the license of an illegally operating palm oil company, a coalition of NGO’s claim that five more companies continue to destroy swamp areas inside Tripa, Indonesia.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt

Indonesian court orders Aceh Governor to revoke palm oil permit

Medan - After months of pushing Aceh governor Zaini Abdullah to investigate the illegal issuance of a palm oil permit to company PT Kallista Alam, an Indonesian court finally grants an appeal by conservation groups to cancel the permit.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt

From 2,000 to 200 — Orangutans doomed unless Tripa fires halted

Banda Aceh - In direct defiance of Indonesian National Law, conservation groups say palm oil companies are continuing to set the Tripa peat swamp forests ablaze, threatening the last 200 orangutans in a population that once numbered 2,000.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 5 comments

Global calls urge Indonesia to enforce the law and save red apes

Banda Aceh - A global day of action from seven countries around the world asked Indonesian President SBY, to publicly side with international calls to enforce the law in the Tripa Peat Swamp Forest and take a stand against illegal forest destruction.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 5 comments

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