As many as 20 fires are again burning throughout the Tripa rainforest, one of the worlds most ecologically important forests.The extinction of the Sumtran orangutan is now a more imminent reality. The fires were intentionally started by palm oil companies as a means for clearing rainforests to make way for oil palm plantations and are so severe that they have created a regional air quality crisis in Malaysia.
Three months ago, when the first fires broke out, RAN supporters flooded the President of Indonesias inbox to demand he address this tragedy, sending a strong message that forced him to launch a task force investigating the palm oil companies that intentionally ignited the fires. But since then our allies have documented 86 new fire hotspots, and there is no concrete evidence that any further action has been taken.
Please sign this petition to demand that Indonesia President SBY order an immediate halt to all destruction in Tripa: Stop the land clearing, stop the fires that are burning in critical orangutan habitat, and stop the canals that continue to destroy Tripa at this very moment.