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Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) reported cases of illegally owned protected orangutans to the Ministry of Forestry in Jakarta, today, Wednesday April 22, 2009. The report contains a list of illegally owned orangutans, eight of them. Details of the owners and their addresses, completed with the orangutans' pictures, are attached with the report. The owners are people who has sufficient knowledge of law. They are policemen, members of regional legislative council, businessmen and civil servants, ...
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Nakula | March 28, 2009
COP at Pahundut 2 High School
Why the government is still only give the company a permit to cut the forest? That is the question that Heri asked, one of the students who attend the COP program, School Visit. School visit in Pahandut High School on Saturday, 28 March 2009 of the series of the events to visit the campus and schools in Palangka Raya, central Kalimantan. After previous day Monday 23 March 2009 held a similar event at the University ...
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Yon Thayrun | March 11, 2009
JIS GIFT FOR COP
Rain just let up when COP arrived in Jakarta International School or JIS, Wednesday, 11 March 2009. JIS which is located in South Jakarta and location not far from Semanggi junction is very beautiful. Trees so shady and the school atmosphere is very green. Results of the students at the showcase in the school corridors, whether it be painting and petting. Classrooms are equipped with very comfortable facilities that are very complete, from the computers, ...
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For immediate releaseJakarta, 19 February 2009 -- Center for Orangutan Protection (COP) rejected the statement of Indonesian Minister of Agriculture Anton Apriantono,  as reported in the media between February 17 and 19, 2009 accusing that the palm oil industry is always wrongly related to negative issues, such as damage to the environment, loss of biodiversity, land degradation, deforestation, and one of the main causes of greenhouse gas emissions. COP believe that facts on th e ground ...
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 Jakarta, 14 February 2009 – Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) calls for the government to uphold the law on crimes against orangutans. Cases of cruelty and crimes against the endangered species is still often found because of lack of action from the authorities.  To bring about people’s awareness, COP organised a peaceful action at the Hotel Indonesia roundabout in Jakarta. The action invite the people to care more on the conditions of orangutans, Indonesia’s iconic ...
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| February 11, 2009, 10.00 AM
Press Release: Stop Palm Oil in Forest Areas
 11 February 2009, Palangkaraya - Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) calls for the Provincial Government of Central Kalimantan to cancel plans to clear forested land along the Katingan River in Central Kalimantan for oil palm plantations. The group expressed their protest by spreading a 25 x 15-metre banner with “Stop Palm Oil” written on it at the Palangkaraya main roundabout.  About 10 COP activists was involved in the action that took place at 10:00am on ...
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Hardi Baktiantoro | December 2008
Save Our Land and Water
“..................The President of Indonesia should know that our livelihood is being taken away by palm oil plantations. The world should know, what is happening with the forest and the orangutans here. We have to save our forest now, before it’s too late,” said the Tura village head in a film titled “Petak Danum Itah” or “Our Land and Water”. The village community in Tura made the film themselves with the suport of COP. The APE ...
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Tura Village is one among a number of villages dotting the banks of the Katingan River in Central Kalimantan. The community like many villagers living on forest fringes in this country, are “spoiled” people.  They are spoiled by nature. They are never deprived, and never hungry. Their land, which by “Javanese standards” and infertile with high acidity, is actually fertile enough, nurturing the people’s livelihood. They plant rice with shifting agriculture system, a system they ...
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Jakarta, 16 December 2008 – Around 15,000 hectares of community forest in Central Kalimantan will be cleared for the expansion of palm oil plantations, threatening the livelihood of more than 2,500 people. The community of Tura, Tumbang Tanjung and Tumbang Lahang villages along the Katingan river, are concerned of the impending disaster that will come when their forest is taken away by the companies. Their apprehension is expressed in a film, titled "Petak Danum Itah" ...
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| November 18, 2008
COP Tuntut RSPO Dibubarkan
Seekor orangutan penuh luka-luka ditandu oleh empat orang berjubah hitam menuju bundaran Hotel Indonesia, Jakarta. Empat orang lainnya yang memakai topeng orangutan membawa foto orangutan, karangan bunga, dan spanduk bertuliskan “ RSPO Killed The Jungle Star”. Happening art yang diperagakan tersebut merupakan bagian dari aksi unjuk rasa Centre for Orangutan Protection menentang Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) pada hari Selasa (18 November 2008). Pada hari itu juga RSPO sedang melakukan konferensi ke-6 di Nusa ...
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