В рамках своего визита Лео побывал в национальном парке Mount Leuser, где встретился с местными активистами и пообщался с обитающими там слонами. “Леса, расположенные в низинной местности Leuser, считаются самым подходящим из всех местом обитания слонов Суматры, которые находятся на грани вымирания. — сообщил Лео. — В этом лесу до сих пор можно встретить последние стада этих древних животных. Но расширение плантаций для добычи пальмового масла делит лес на части, разрезая главные миграционные коридоры. А это, в свою очередь, мешает целым семьям слонов найти подходящие источники пищи и воды”.

Лео добавил, что его фонд намерен поддерживать заповедник и в очередной раз призвал всех не проявлять равнодушие в вопросах защиты нашей планеты.

“Поскольку леса индонезийского Mount Leuser продолжают вырубать ради пальмовых плантаций, редкий вид суматранских орангутанов оказывается на грани исчезновения”, — написал актер.

Отметим, что экосистема Leuser является последним местом на планете, где орангутаны, носороги, тигры и слоны до сих пор живут вместе в дикой природе. В настоящее время леса активно вырубают, чтобы обустроить на их месте плантации по добыче пальмового масла.

As the forest of the #Indonesian #LeuserEcosystem continues to be cleared to meet demand for Palm Oil, the critically endangered Sumatran #orangutan is being pushed to the brink of extinction. Here, at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme’s Orangutan Quarantine Center, rescued orangutans are rehabilitated so they can be released back into the wild. If we don't stop this rampant destruction, the Leuser Ecosystem and the Sumatran orangutans that call it home could be lost forever. Click the link in the bio to support this important work. #Indonesia

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The lowland #rainforest of the Leuser Ecosystem are considered the world’s best remaining habitat for the critically endangered Sumatran #elephant. In these forests, ancient elephant migratory paths are still used by some of the last #wild herds of Sumatran elephants. But the expansion of Palm Oil plantations is fragmenting the #forest and cutting off key elephant migratory corridors, making it more difficult for elephant families to find adequate sources of food and water. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is supporting local partners to establish a mega-fauna sanctuary in the Leuser Ecosystem, last place on Earth where Sumatran orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants coexist in the wild. Click the link in the bio to stand with @haka_sumatra as they fight to protect the Leuser Ecosystem. #SaveLeuserEcosystem #Indonesia

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#Regram #RG @Lewa_Wildlife: Lewa, alongside the Northern Rangelands Trust - @nrt_kenya - is delighted to announce the birth of a black rhino in NRT's Sera Community Conservancy! The week-old, healthy calf has made history - it is the first rhino to be born in community land in northern Kenya for over 25 years, decades before the dramatic decline of the species across the country. The new mother, fondly named Naitamany, was translocated from Lewa to Sera in May 2015 as part of a ground-breaking project to reintroduce black rhino to Samburu. To NRT and Lewa, more than anything, this birth is a symbol of how community-centric conservation is changing the northern Kenya landscape. The new baby rhino, though still coming to grasps with the wonders of its new world, represents our hope that the black rhino and other wildlife will once again freely roam the expanses of northern Kenya, side by side with communities. #rhino #nature #success #conservation #animals #communities #greatnews #lewa #nrt #WhyILoveKenya #Kenya #Africa

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#Regram #RG @everydayclimatechange: Photo by @JshPhotog - Natural rain forest at the top of the picture, being clear-cut to make way for Sinar Mas/APP-owned plantations to produce pulp paper, in Rimba Hutan Mas logging concession, in southern Sumatra province, Indonesia, 2010. Shot on assignment for @Greenpeace @Greenpeacepix. Over one quarter of Indonesia’s forests have disappeared in the last 25 years, cut down to make way for fast growing plantations to use in the pulp paper industry (to make the tissues and toilet papers we use) and to make way for palm oil plantations (palm oil is used in soaps, detergents, lipsticks, chocolate, the list goes on… http://www.worldwildlife.org/pages/which-everyday-products-contain-palm-oil) It is estimated that 20% of global annual climate-wrecking carbon emissions come from the destruction of our rainforests. #Indonesia #Sumatra #deforestation #forests #forestry #ClimateChange #EverydayClimateChange #JeremySuttonHibbert

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