Leonardo DiCaprio Could Get Banned from Indonesia for Rainforest Instagram
Environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio’s recent visit to Indonesia has the country’s top officials in an uproar.
The Oscar-winning actor posted a photo of his recent trip to Indonesia on Instagram, commenting how palm oil plantations are ravaging the rainforests there.
In response, the spokesman for the Directorate General for Immigration, Heru Santoso has announced that Leo could get himself blocked from returning to the country.
The lowland #rainforest of the Leuser Ecosystem are considered the world’s best remaining habitat for the critically endangered Sumatran #elephant. In these forests, ancient elephant migratory paths are still used by some of the last #wild herds of Sumatran elephants. But the expansion of Palm Oil plantations is fragmenting the #forest and cutting off key elephant migratory corridors, making it more difficult for elephant families to find adequate sources of food and water. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is supporting local partners to establish a mega-fauna sanctuary in the Leuser Ecosystem, last place on Earth where Sumatran orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants coexist in the wild. Click the link in the bio to stand with @haka_sumatra as they fight to protect the Leuser Ecosystem. #SaveLeuserEcosystem #Indonesia
Santoso explains, “We can blacklist him from returning to Indonesia at any time, if he keeps posting incitement or provocative statements in his social media.”
As the forest of the #Indonesian #LeuserEcosystem continues to be cleared to meet demand for Palm Oil, the critically endangered Sumatran #orangutan is being pushed to the brink of extinction. Here, at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme’s Orangutan Quarantine Center, rescued orangutans are rehabilitated so they can be released back into the wild. If we don’t stop this rampant destruction, the Leuser Ecosystem and the Sumatran orangutans that call it home could be lost forever. Click the link in the bio to support this important work. #Indonesia
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