Orangutan Rescue at Weekend Sunrise Australia

Weekend Sunrise Australia

Last weekend Weekend Sunrise Australia aired an episode from NBC Rock Centre  story about destruction of the last remaining Sumatran Orangutan habitat, the Tripa forest of Indonesia, for palm oil plantations.

For those who missed the program last weekend, you can watch the video through the link below. Please share this widely

watch weekend sunrise video here


It is because of you—and the thousands of others who joined you—that the destruction of the Tripa forest first gained an international spotlight.

Your response to our call to action, combined with media coverage about the decimation of what had been the densest population of orangutans left in the world, led the President of Indonesia to dispatch a team of investigators to the scene.

What happened next was historic. In a country with a dismal record of enforcing its own laws when it comes to protecting forests, the investigators declared that the clearing was indeed illegal and the operating permit for the main company responsible was revoked.


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About endoftheicons

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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