27 Mar '18, 7pm

Indonesia launches bid to restore national park that’s home to #tigers, #elephants https://t.co/jTfud3lSrU

Indonesia launches bid to restore national park that’s home to #tigers, #elephants https://t.co/jTfud3lSrU

Tesso Nilo National Park in Sumatra is home to critically endangered tigers and elephants, but has been heavily deforested by illegal oil palm plantations and human settlements. The government has introduced a program to gradually relocate the people living within the park’s borders, by encouraging them to shift away from oil palm farming to alternative and sustainable forms of livelihood. If successful, the program could serve as a model for restoring other national parks across Indonesia, which face similar problems of human encroachment.

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/03/indonesia-launches-bid-...

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