08 Aug '12, 2pm

Hundreds of hotspots burn Tesso Nilo National Park, threatening elephants

Hundreds of hotspots burn Tesso Nilo National Park, threatening elephants

By Aji Wihardandi, Translated from Bahasa by Laily Affini August 08, 2012 Fires in Tesso Nilo National Park denoted by orange dots. From June to July, hundreds of fires spread in Tesso Nilo National Park in Indonesia. Based on the data from World Wide Fund for Wildlife (WWF) Program-Riau, fire hotspots reached their peak in the third week of June. As of early July, fires, which were triggered a month earlier, could not be totally extinguished. WWF spokesperson, Riau Syamsidar, said that based on GIS satellite from June 1-17th, 78 hotspots were detected in Tesso Nilo National Park. On June 18, 2012 there were 10 fires burning in one of Riau's biggest elephant habitats. "From the number of discovered hotspots, it is predicted that the forest fire in Tesso Nilo National Park burned more than 10 hectares," Syamsidar reported. According to Syamsidar, Tesso Nilo National Park is...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0808-wihardandi-tesso-nilo....

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