Pledge to take action to stop the slaughter of orangutans in Indonesia

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By the Rainforest Portal, a project of Ecological Internet
March 30, 2012

TAKE ACTION to stop the massacre of Tripa’s orangutans
http://www.rainforestportal.org/shared/alerts/sendsm.aspx?id=orangutan_oilpalm

In a global tragedy, an entire important orangutan habitat was intentionally set ablaze in past weeks with nearly 100 fires. These ongoing rainforest peat fires and land clearing by palm oil firms - in an important rainforest habitat in western Indonesia - could extirpate the entire local population, killing off some 200 orangutans within weeks. The Tripa swamp rainforest in Aceh, Indonesia – home to one of the most densely populated remaining groups of wild orangutans in the world – is ablaze as palm oil companies rush to clear forests before a court case stops their plantation expansion. Up to 100 of an already much diminished population may have been killed in recent months, and unless the land grabs and rainforest burning are immediately stopped, the local population of critically endangered Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) may soon go locally extinct, and the whole species soon thereafter.

TAKE ACTION
http://www.rainforestportal.org/shared/alerts/sendsm.aspx?id=orangutan_oilpalm

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