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Indonesian Rainforest Saved By Landmark Law!!

Environment  (tags: environment, rainforest, wildlife, birds, tigers, leopards, BirdLife International )

- 4487 days ago -
Now known as the Harapan rainforest, the 101,000-hectare (250,000-acre) area of Indonesia is home to 267 bird species, the Sumatran tiger, the Asian elephant and the newly-identified Cloud Leopard.


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Marilyn K (48)
Monday April 2, 2007, 8:27 am
I'm so glad to hear this wonderful news!!!

Adrian T (3)
Monday April 2, 2007, 9:09 am
CONGRATULATION'S......Great work ethic to introduce this new policy.
I am so very impressed.......Wonderful stuff people.

Admiration, Adrian.

Daniel Barker (35)
Monday April 2, 2007, 5:25 pm
It is very simple - do not buy wood from rainforest, and do not buy what is grown there after it is destroyed. The biggest destruction of rainforest is not the lumber, it is crops.

Americans eat too much - we could certainly eat less and have less impact on the world.

I thank everyone involved in saving this forest. Now let us work together to save the rest.

Angela W (27)
Monday April 2, 2007, 6:27 pm
WOW!! What fantastic news. It truly seems heaven sent. This kind of action is what we need to save Mother Earth and all her inhabitants.

I agree with Daniel again. People MUST become MORE INFORMED about what we buy, but our governments need to make laws that make the sale of tropical woods, humans and pet foods with unknown foreign ingredients, products that have been tested on animals, etc. etc. illegal or not even possible. There also needs to be laws that support and encourage (force) us to eat locally!!! Support our own farmers as much as possible. It is important to have trading partners, but those partners need to be ethical in terms of treatment of humans and animals and the environment. What the hell are our governments doing?!

Michael Cline (23)
Monday April 2, 2007, 8:04 pm
this is very good to hearwe need to find more laws like this tpo protect our animals and do all we can to save them

Michael Angel (58)
Monday April 2, 2007, 10:23 pm
Great work

West Papua is being raped and there are still many unusual and unique animals to name there

Bridget Kotchie (1)
Monday April 2, 2007, 11:23 pm
FANTASTIC NEWS and about time .THANK YOU to all involved. Keep up the good work. LOT'S more for every one to do, all round the World. -------Does any one know what a CLOUD TIGER IS LIKE?

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 3, 2007, 12:52 am
Terrific News, way to go, setting an example for the rest of the world. This what we need to hear, progressing in the right directions.

Thanks Karen, uplifting news.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 3, 2007, 12:53 am
And a beautiful picture to go with.

Tuesday April 3, 2007, 1:07 am
how beautiful and noble these great cats are...!!!!

Isaac Ray (38)
Tuesday April 3, 2007, 3:12 am
That is great news but for a viable population of tigers to exist in the wild an area the size of London or less would be viable for only a handful of tigers.and genetically it is hard to say whether or not more tigers would have to be introduced in order to keep this population sustained for the long term. sir nicholous Stern visited the Indo governemt last week so I am wondering if his brief re global warming has influenced this landmark decision. This is certainly worthy of celebration, though as always more needs to be done to save the indo tigers and rainforest there in general

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 3, 2007, 1:37 pm
Yay! Good to hear good news - I think we need it. So thank you, Karen. ^_^
I hope that this marks the start of a line of new laws to protect rainforests. We need them so much in the fight against global warming.
Thanks again!
Slan agus Beannacht.
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