Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Bulldozers in the Leuser Ecosystem - Stop Killing 4 Conflict Palm Oil

The Leuser Ecosystem is a landscape of rare beauty, but there is destruction for #ConflictPalmOil happening right now in this irreplaceable place.

Add your name! Palm oil giants Wilmar and GAR must stop the destruction of the Tripa peatland!

A new RAN investigation has caught a Conflict Palm Oil Culprit red handed for forest clearance and peat drainage canals in the "orangutan capital of the world.” This destruction must stop. The Tripa peatland, part of the Leuser Ecosystem and home to Sumatran orangutans, holds massive amounts of carbon that, safely stored in the ground, helps to avert catastrophic climate change. Yet, despite its conservation value and a government-led moratorium aimed to protect rainforests and peatlands, it is currently being destroyed for Conflict Palm Oil.