Some more info and photos from the rescue and translocation of orangutan ‘Black’ from the Tripa Peat Swamps to the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) Reintroduction Site in the Jantho Nature Reserve, Aceh Besar, Aceh province, Indonesia.
Important to note this from the article:
“The Indonesian government filed a lawsuit against palm oil firm P.T. Kallista Alam in 2012 for illegally burning 1,000 hectares (2,470 acres) of the Tripa swamp. Three years later, it was ordered to pay $26 million in fines and reparation. A manager was sentenced to three years in prison. However, the company filed a lawsuit against the government in July and so far no fines have been paid and no prison time has been served.”
Absolutely great and commendable that the Indonesian government made this effort, and that the courts decided as they did – but the fines have to be paid and the prison terms served!