Months of campaigning by conservation groups and local communities paid off on 30 August 2012 when the governor of Aceh, Zaini Abdullah, revoked PT Kallista Alam's palm oil plantation permit to convert 1.605 hectares of the protected Leuser Ecosystem into a palm oil plantation.
JUDGES OF ADMINISRATIVE HIGH COURT IN MEDAN GRANTED WALHI ACEH'S APPEAL
Aceh Governor has to withdraw the Plantation License of PT. Kalista Alam in Tripa and evaluate the entire existing licenses in Tripa Peat Swamp
Increase in fires burning in Tripa highlight Indonesian Government failing to cease deforestation; orangutan population doomed unless illegal activities halted immediately.
FOLLOWING THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION:
Banda Aceh - A global day of action from seven countries around the world asked Indonesian President SBY, to publicly side with international calls to enforce the law in the Tripa Peat Swamp Forest and take a stand against illegal forest destruction.