- Published on Friday, 07 April 2017 15:15
- Written by editor
Think of the Amazon rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon.
These places have been made into iconic legends, alive in the imagination of hundreds of millions of people. There are some places, like these, that are so important, so vital to the survival of wildlife and healthy human communities, that even if we doubt we will ever visit them in person, we just know they deserve our love.
We invite you to help put a lesser known but equally majestic and priceless natural wonder on the map: Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem. We are asking for your help bring the Leuser out of the shadows, to make it as famous as the Amazon, Galapagos, or Everest.
Palm oil production is threatening the Leuser Ecosystem, a vast, almost mythical, tropical landscape spanning 6.5 million acres on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. The rainfall it produces, and the clear rivers that run through it, provide millions of local people with clean drinking water as well as irrigation essential for subsistence farming.
Sadly, as deforestation of the Leuser Ecosystem continues to drastically change the region’s landscape, more local communities fall victim to flooding and landslides every year. For many local people, keeping the Leuser Ecosystem standing is a matter of life or death.
Alongside dozens of organizations around the globe to celebrate the extraordinary values of the Leuser Ecosystem. We need your help to share the stories of the people, the animals, and the crucial importance of the Leuser Ecosystem with the world.
Are you ready to help us build a global movement to protect this special place and the people and animals who depend on it? All you need to do is spread the word with your friends and family.
Share this Facebook post with your friends and family!
Click here to tweet about the Leuser!
Fame doesn’t provide surefire protection, but a bright international spotlight on the area sends a clear signal to key corporate and political decision makers that the world won't stand for its destruction. By calling for its protection as a united global movement, we will build greater pressure and reputational risk for those seeking to profit off the Leuser Ecosystem’s demise.
But this plan won’t succeed without your participation. Join the movement now - together, we can make the Leuser Ecosystem a household name and we can, as one, demand protections for the ecosystem and its inhabitants.
Together, let’s make a difference for this priceless place.
Thank you for all that you do,
Fatah and the team at SumOfUs
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