International Day of Action for Sumatra’s Leuser Ecosystem


Dear friends of the Leuser Ecosystem,

The Leuser Ecosystem on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia is in grave danger. Local politicians want to allow logging, mining and palm oil plantations in this vulnerable area. Sumatran orangutans, rhinos, elephants and tigers are already hanging on by a thread. They will not survive the destruction of the Leuser Ecosystem.

With only a stroke of his pen Indonesia's President SB Yudhoyono could stop the deforestation before he goes out of office. The President will be speaking at the UN Climate Summit coming up in New York. We only have a short window of time to get his attention before he leaves office.

We have created this video for you to share through your networks in order to promote an urgent day of action for the Leuser Ecosystem:


Join our International Day of Action on the 22nd September to remind President SB Yudhoyono of his promise to save the forest. It only takes four easy steps to take part:

1) Print out one of our posters or create your own.
2) Take a selfie holding the poster in front of a tree or get a bunch of friends together for it. The more people (and trees) the merrier!
3) Tweet your photo on Twitter with the following text:
Keep your promise @SBYudhoyono and #SaveLeuserEcosystem.@endoftheicons #Climate2014
4) Share widely with all your friends and networks.

The deadline for sending your photos for inclusion in the International Day of Action is at 9am Monday 22nd September Jakarta (+7GMT) time.

For full details and more information visit the End of the Icons website.

Please share widely, we've made history together before, and this is a critical milestone. Together, we can save the Leuser Ecosystem!!

Thank You for your support! {:(|}