Tripa Inferno June 2012

multiple high-res photos are also available for download via rapidshare (in .zip format)

This image made available on the 29th of June, showing fire hotspots burning in palm oil concession in Tripa (SOCP/YEL Handouts/Editorial use ONLY)

This photo made available on June 29th, 2012 showing numerous illegally lit fires continue to rage the peat swamp forest of Tripa, SOCP/YEL (Handouts/Editorial use ONLY)

This photo made available on June 29th, 2012 showing numerous illegally lit fires continue to rage the peat swamp forest of Tripa, SOCP/YEL (Handouts/Editorial use ONLY)

Hotspots detected by MODIS satellite in Tripa Peat Swamp between 17-26 June 2012. Plotted on LANDSAT imagery 7 dated June 3rd, 2012

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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.

One response to “Tripa Inferno June 2012”

  1. Judy says :

    So so sad to see these photographs……..This destruction of such a valuable area makes me cry.These Palm Oil Companies are ruthless,heartless & corrupt.Please let the Ministry of Enviroment be true to their word and make these evil monsters pay for their greed.Its disgraceful.They must be held to account……..NOW!

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