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Excitement, Support Grows for Wildlife Corridor in Sumatra


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JL
- 690 days ago - rainforestrealities.com
The leader of a non-governmental organization dedicated to wildlife preservation and forest conservation in Indonesia said a pulpwood company's plans to build a wildlife corridor in Sumatra surprised him - in a good way.



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JL A. (276)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:33 am

Excitement, support grows for wildlife corridor in Sumatra

The leader of a non-governmental organization dedicated to wildlife preservation and forest conservation in Indonesia said a pulpwood company’s plans to build a wildlife corridor in Sumatra surprised him – in a good way.

“We were so excited when WKS [PT Wirakarya Sakti], a licensed pulpwood company, expressed their idea to build a wildlife corridor to connect Bukit Tiga Puluh National Park with the protected area in the Taman Raja forest,” said One Earth Foundation Chairman Waldemar Sinaga.

Sinaga is also pleased that other organizations continue to support the corridor, established on June 25, 2009, with a joint declaration by the Jambi provincial government, the Ministry of Forestry, a number of local non-governmental organizations and public figures from nearby communities.

The corridor will be established on an ex-selective logging concession land between the Taman Raja Nature Preserve (TRNP) and the Bukit Tiga Puluh National Park, one of the largest areas of dry lowland forest remaining in Sumatra. The new conservation corridor will provide access to both conservation areas for Sumatran Tigers and other native species. Sinaga said public and private support for the wildlife corridor continues to grow and now includes multiple stakeholders, including Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP) and another of its suppliers, Rimba Hutani Mas (RHM).

Sinaga said the TRNP is an important habitat for many unique and protected species of plants and animals, including the sun bear, clouded leopard and Sumatran Tiger, as well as a crucial water catchment area for the local community.

“In managing this wildlife corridor, we will implement three main concepts,” Sinaga said. “First is landscape management; second is biodiversity-conservation management, and third is the concept of conservation education.”

A top priority for the project will be “communicating the need to conserve the Sumatran Tiger,” said Sinaga, a longtime advocate for protecting Indonesia’s endangered animals. “This needs support from parties at all levels – local communities to national policy makers.”
 

Sue Matheson (76)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:43 am
thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:43 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

Melania Padilla (185)
Monday January 28, 2013, 11:04 am
Thanks, noted
 

JL A. (276)
Monday January 28, 2013, 11:12 am
You are welcome Sue, Marianne and Melania.
 

Angelika R. (144)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:09 pm
Thx, sounds like good news, maybe they finally DID realise that there will be not tigers and other wildlife left if they don't do something serious to prevent extinction! But the entire Indonesia being so excessively corrupt I'd be careful about any "good news"...
 

JL A. (276)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:27 pm
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Gysele van Santen (213)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:23 pm
thanks for posting a positive news story coming out of Asia, very nice.
 

JL A. (276)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:47 pm
You are welcome Gysele!
 

Terry V. (30)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:43 pm
I HOPE this is true!

SAVE PLANET EARTH
 

Ellen G. (345)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:51 pm
I too hope it is true. Some good news is always appreciated.
 

JL A. (276)
Monday January 28, 2013, 7:00 pm
Thanks for the link to the short on-topic video Terry; it's worth watching if you haven't done so yet. You cannot currently send a star to Terry because you have done so within the last week.
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Leslene Dunn (74)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 3:54 am
Noted - am absolutely thrilled that at least they are doing something for our fast depleting wildlife!
 

Danuta Watola (1216)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 4:01 am
noted
 

Fi T. (16)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:07 am
We need more good news like this kind
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:06 am
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Michael Kirkby (86)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:59 am
Good news at last.
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 12:13 pm
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