Ministry of Foresty Sent Letter To Aceh Governor Re Tripa Peat Swamp | KOMPAS

Ministry of Foresty Sent Letter To Aceh Governor Re Tripa Peat Swamp

Ichwan Susanto | Marcus Suprihadi

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com- Indonesian Ministry of Forestry sent a letter to the Aceh Governor in order to have details on the permit issued by the former governor, Irwandi Yusuf,  on 1,605 ha to PT Kalista Alam. The respond from the current governor will be utilised as a base either to re-inlude the area into  or to keep the area excluded from the moratorium map.

“We have asked the Governor, whether the permit for PT Kalista Alam is a new permit or an extension,” said Bambang Soepijanto, Director General for Forest Planology of the Ministy of Forestry on Saturday in (19/5/2012) Jakarta.

If the permit for the 1,605 ha in Tripa Peat Swamp (part of Leuser Ecosystem) is a new permit, then the former Aceh Governor Irwandi Yusuf did not apply the Presidential Instruction No. 10/2011 forbidding any issuance of permit starting May 2011.

If it is an extension permit, while plantation and location permit are issued, Bambang declared not to be able to re-include in the moratorium map.

The urgency for the Ministry of Forestry to re-include the 1,605 ha of Tripa Peat Swamp comes from the community, NGOs and the Presidential Working Unit for Development Supervision and Control (UKP4).

WALHI has also sent a letter last February 2012 to the Aceh Govrnor requestng to withdraw the oil palm  plantation permit of 1.605 hektar for PT Kalista Alam in Tripa Peat Swamp Forest.

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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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