Tripa Inferno

Tripa Inferno. Footage recorded on March 27, 2012.
Man made illegally lit fires swept through newly-cleared peat swamp forest in Tripa. Killing perhaps hundreds of Orangutan along its path.

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The Leuser Ecosystem on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia is in grave danger. Local politicians want to allow logging, mining and palm oil plantations in this vulnerable area. Sumatran orangutans, rhinos, elephants and tigers are already hanging on by a thread. They will not survive the destruction of the Leuser Ecosystem.

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