Tripa Inferno

Tripa Inferno

This link will take you to a collection of photos taken in Tripa, 26 – 27 March 2012, both aerial shot as well as on-the-ground pictures. Fires raging in Tripa peat swamps, wiping out the last bits of forest that is left in the area. Area that was once hold the richest density of sumatran orangutan in the world.

If you wished to use the pictures please credit the Photographer Carlos Quilles Menchero.

Photos are also available for download here, please use accordingly.

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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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