1 Tahrcountry Musings: Indonesia Promises To Stop Illegal Coffee Growing In Sensitive Wildlife Areas

Friday, January 26, 2007

Indonesia Promises To Stop Illegal Coffee Growing In Sensitive Wildlife Areas

Last week WWF had alleged that coffee growers had cleared land in Bukti Barisan Sewlatan National Park and this is posing serious threat to endangered wildlife. WWf had expressed the apprehension that if the trend continues like this, elephants and tigers will disappear from the area in 10 years time. The local Government of Lampung has come out with the statement that the allegation is not entirely true. Even though the data released by WWF for the period 2004-05 is with the substance the Government has taken steps to stop this trend. Part of the forest was indeed cut down during 2004-05.The Government has promised serious action to curb malpractices in future. Government of Lampung has also issued instructions to Indonesian Coffee Exporters association to stop buying coffee suspected to be grown in encroached wildlife areas.

2 comments:

Prasanth Kodai said...

Goes to show that international pressure does work

sita Raghavan said...

Good news.