Target: Indonesian President Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Goal: Protect the Sumatran Tiger habitat in the Bukit Tigaphuluh forest from being destroyed by pulp and paper companies
The Bukit Tigaphuluh forest on the Indonesian island of Sumatra is home to some of the last Sumatran tigers, and is now in danger of being completely cleared by paper and pulp companies. If this forest is destroyed, the endangered Sumatran tiger along with other at-risk species including elephants and orangutans, will be in jeopardy of losing one of their most important habitats. Less than half of the Bukit Tigaphuluh forest is protected in the Bukit Tigaphuluh National Park, and we must encourage Indonesia’s President Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to use his influence to protect the 185,000 hectares that are currently under threat.
The World Wildlife Fund has been observing the unprotected Bukit Tigaphuluh forest with video surveillance. Recently, they found 12 tigers who have made their home outside of the protected Bukit Tigaphuluh National Park. According to the Sumatran Tiger Trust, this area “is being degraded at a rapid rate, not merely by licensed logging companies, but also by numerous illegal loggers.”
The Sumatran tiger is protected by law in Indonesia to prevent them from poachers, but the threat of habitat loss still remains. It is imperative that we protect the land surrounding the Bukit Tigaphuluh forest, or we risk losing these beautiful creatures forever.
By signing the petition below, you will help encourage Indonesia’s President Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to use his influence to protect the Bukit Tigaphuluh forest, which the endangered Sumatran tiger calls home.
Dear President Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono,
I respectfully urge you to use your influence to protect the Bukit Tigaphuluh forest, known as The Thirty Hills, and all of the animals that depend on it from further deforestation. You have already gone to great lengths to protect the endangered Sumatran tiger from poachers, but the imminent threat of habitat loss remains.
With paper and pulp companies cutting down trees in the Bukit Tigaphuluh forest, Sumatran tigers are losing huge portions of their habitat, placing them at greater risk of extinction.
Please protect the endangered Sumatran tigers and all of the species that call The Thirty Hills home, by incorporating the land outside of the Bukit Tigaphuluh National Park into the protected 135,000 hectares of the National Park.
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