The Leuser Ecosystem on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia thrums with life. It is an ancient, 6.5 million acres of lush rainforest and steamy peat swamps, and because of its rich biodiversity, is one of the most important rainforests still standing today.
Its clear rivers provide drinking water for millions of people and its lowland and mountainous rainforests are literally the last place on Earth where Sumatran elephants, orangutans, tigers, rhinos and sunbears still coexist in the wild. Globally, we all depend on it for the climate regulating effects such a large carbon-sink can have.
And yet, the Leuser Ecosystem is being actively destroyed for palm oil and other industries.
Month after month, year after year we raise this issue over and over and over again. Meanwhile more and more land mass is lost. More and more habitat is lost.
It isn’t just the big corporations that are causing this. It’s you and I – every single time we purchase a product that contains palm oil.
IF you start complaining and you stop buying these products the company selling them will change- no doubt about it.
And know this: the Indonesian government will not stop this. They are a HUGE part of the problem!
And while you’re at it, stop buying bargain toilet paper. Buy TP that is from recycled paper products. In the end, the life you save (lives) could be your own.