Again , volunteers Centre for Orangutan Protection ( COP ) seeking justice for orangutans . This time they protest in front of the Governor of East Kalimantan ( Kaltim ) on Wednesday ( 04/16/2014 ) .
They called attention to the government because of orangutan habitat in Berau , East Kalimantan , were threatened by the expansion of oil palm concession area of PT Berau Sawit Sejahtera ( PT BSS ) .
" The government should use its authority to enforce laws related to destruction of orangutan habitat . Noted there are 750 endangered orangutans themselves displaced from their habitat , "said Kris Paulinus , a campaigner of COP habitat .
According to Paulinus , based on Law No. 5 of 1990 on Conservation of Natural Resources and Ecosystems , the government should enforce laws related to crimes destruction of orangutan habitat . Where , he said , the government must urgently PT BSS protect existing wildlife around the land concession .
" PT BSS continues to perform and land clearing activities continue to expand oil palm plantations . Though concession directly opposite the Wehea protected forest , where hundreds of orangutans live . PT BSS should be able to keep the animals in the vicinity, " he said .
Moreover , he added , the number of orangutans continues to decline every year triggered the shrinking space orangutans . Moreover , the status of the orangutan habitat conservation forests instead , kept cleared for oil palm land clearing .
" Orangutan habitat should not be expelled from his own , the government should support the inclusion of habitat which is their heaven , " he said .
Actually , he said , near the concession area of PT BSS , there are also oil company named PT GSJ . Both are subsidiaries of Indofood Singapore , and its location directly adjacent to the protected forest Wehea .
However , he said , PT GSJ able to allocate 500 acres of land for the conservation of orangutans . Even PT GSJ also formed a task force of human conflict handling and orangutans .
Paulinus deplored negligent and uncaring attitude of PT BSS of orangutan habitat .
" PT BSS should be filled in PT GSJ . If PT can GSJ , PT BSS also should be . It is a shame if it should be forced before the campaign . Moreover , due to indifferent attitude of the PT BSS , the Ministry must juggle saving orangutans are threatened and trapped , " he said .
To that end , not only in front of the office of Governor of East Kalimantan , the COP also gave speeches demanding justice in front of the Presidential Palace in Jakarta with the words ” Our fate is in your hands ” .
Known , in 2013 and then , the Ministry confiscated two orangutans from the hands of local communities . At least , five orangutans trapped and one was transported to a wooded area to a safer and not fragmented .
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COP was able to document four endangered orangutans excavators and bulldozers in the concession area of PT BSS .