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Sumatra has suffered extreme exploitation of its natural resources, an increasing human population in Indonesia means that there is a growing demand on the countries natural resources and land for the development of palm oil plantations and other farming and mining practices.

The national parks which should be protected have experienced severe encroachment from illegal logging companies. The smaller parks face more of this threat as there is little protection in the form of guards to patrol the area. Already 80% of these natural forests have been exploited. Although the government of Indonesia is committed to conservation it also needs to grow its economy, however Sumatra’s abundant, natural resources have yet to benefit the country as a whole.

HAWCS aim is to enable dialogue with the Indonesian Government of Sumatra to discuss along with other NGO’s the protection and conservation of the National Parks such as those in Jambi and Aceh.

HAWCS aims are to further develop not only the environmental education pertaining to the rights of the indigenous community but also to expand on the importance of protecting, conserving and preserving the biodiversity contained within the forests.

Locations

1: The Province of Jambi, Districts of Saralangun, Tebo and Batanghari In 1985 the status of Production Forest was attached to the area; In 1999: the area was appointed as a Nature Reserve and in 2000 the area was appointed as the Bukit Duabelas National Park. As one of the lowland tropical rain forests in Jambi Province, the park contains at least 120 species of trees.

2: The Province of Jambi , Bukit Tigapuluh Before 1995 this area was a Protected Forest and Limited Production Forest area. In 1995 the forest was changed into Bukit TigaPuluh National Park. The Frankfurt Zoological Society has established a new orangutan re-introduction centre adjacent to the Bukit Tigapuluh National Park. There are at least 176 plant species found in the area, in which 82 species are taxonomically interesting, both endemic and endangered. Bukit Tiga Puluh National Park has 59 species of mammals, 198 species of birds, 18 species of bats and various species of butterflies.

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Stop Deforestation

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Overseas Project Sumatra

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