The planned destruction of 1.2 million hectares
With your support, we are restoring damaged forests in Sumatra, re-creating lost habitat for critically endangered species and restoring ecosystem services for the local people. But a recent announcement could lead to unimaginable destruction of huge areas of forest, that we will never be able to get back.
The Governor of Aceh province in Sumatra is set to wipe 1.2 million hectares of forest off the map, for agriculture (including oil palm plantations), logging and mining.
These forests are the only place on Earth where orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos co-exist - and all are critically endangered.
Experts have warned that if these plans go ahead, all these iconic species could face extinction within 10 to 20 years. It will also lead to natural disasters such as floods and landslides, which spells disaster for the people of Aceh too.
The scale of the proposed destruction is catastrophic - we must convince the Governor to abandon these plans immediately.
This is a conservation emergency and we need your help urgently.
Please sign the petition today, and please ask everyone in your networks to do the same.