Thanks to the actions and support from thousands of people around the world who signed the petition calling for law enforcement to protect the Tripa Peat Swamps, two large palm oil companies in Tripa are now under a high-profile investigation and face criminal charges for the destruction.
But in the last week another fire storm has erupted threatening the remaining Sumatran Orangutan population even before the investigation is over, and the trial has begun.
The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme is calling on people to sign and share the new petition calling for the President of Indonesia to make a direct instruction to all the palm oil companies in Tripa to stop work immediately, and for the investigation to include all the companies that are breaking the law by lighting fires to clear land and the protected forests of Tripa Peat Swamp.
At least 7,500 signatures are needed. Currently 5821 people have signed. Go to the website and sign the petititon.
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