1.6 Million Hectares of Protected Forest in Aceh Could be Lost


mangarbani extends its solidarity to this cause

Rethinking Philanthropy (Lisa Genasci)

One of the world’s most important and largest-remaining stretches of protected forests could be lost within the month to mining, logging and plantation companies that want to reclassify the land.

If a new spatial planning goes ahead, the governor and parliament of Aceh province in Indonesia would hand over forest vital to an estimated 4 million people as watershed protection and critical to food security and livelihoods.

The forest being proposed for re-zoning is part of the protected Leuser ecosystem, which is one of the richest expanses of tropical rain forest  in Southeast Asia and a global repository of biodiversity.

Action NOW (sign the petition with link below) is urgent ahead of expected approval by the Aceh provincial parliament, where it   significant support.  Following that vote, the plan must then be approved by national government in Jakarta and a Forestry Ministry spokesman there has been quoted in press reports saying it could…

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I am Mangar Bani an ancient forest grove in Aravalli mountain ranges,India. Estimated Age- 4000 - 2500 million years old (Approx age of Mountain Ranges where I exist )

Posted on April 28, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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