|Bornean orangutan with child. Their home, the Kutai national park, is at risk|
Dear friends of the rainforest,
more than 2,000 orangutans on the Indonesian island of Borneo are in danger. A British conglomerate called Churchill Mining claims to have the rights to a coal deposit below the grounds of their conservation area.
The company has already been caught illegally logging in the Kutai national park, one of the most important habitats of the endangered Bornean orangutans. This is why an Indonesian authority revoked a formerly issued licence. Now Churchill Mining is preparing an international lawsuit in order to claim its right to destruction.
The planned opencast mine would seriously damage the national park’s delicate ecosystem. The endangered Bornean orangutans would lose even more desperately needed habitat.