WWF campaigns to save Sumatra’s 30 Hills

October 9, 2013 | News

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The World Wildlife Fund has launched a campaign to save the habitat of Bukit Tigapuluh National Park on the island of Sumatra, also known as “30 hills.”  Spanning regions of both the provinces of Riau and Jambi in East Sumatra, Bukit Tigapuluh forms part of the protected Tesso Nilo Complex dedicated to biodiversity.

Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 9.37.42 PMSome of the many mammals who call Bukit Tigapuluh home include the Sumatran OrangutanSumatran tigerSumatran elephantSumatran rhinocerosAsian tapir, and Java Mouse-deer.  Of these, the Sumatran orangutan and tiger are among the most endangered species on earth.  As explained in the WWF’s detailed background page on Bukit Tigapuluh, “Sumatra is the only place on Earth where elephants, tigers and orangutans coexist.”

The WWF campaign has even won the endorsement of Leonardo DiCaprio, who has sent out personal invitations to potential donors.

More information can be found at the dedicated campaign pages and online petition.

See also: CNN expedition Sumatra

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