Leonardo Dicaprio Deported in Indonesia After Critical Comments of the Palm Oil Industry

The Indonesian government has threatened to deport, award winning actor, Leonardo Dicaprio, after making  critical statements about the country’s palm oil industry, according to The Guardian.

During a visit, Leonardo posted a photo to his Instagram explaining his environmental campaign organization, The Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation, with the help of local partners to establish a “mega-fauna sanctuary” in the Leuser rainforest ecosystem.

The lowland #rainforest of the Leuser Ecosystem are considered the world’s best remaining habitat for the critically endangered Sumatran #elephant. In these forests, ancient elephant migratory paths are still used by some of the last #wild herds of Sumatran elephants. But the expansion of Palm Oil plantations is fragmenting the #forest and cutting off key elephant migratory corridors, making it more difficult for elephant families to find adequate sources of food and water. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is supporting local partners to establish a mega-fauna sanctuary in the Leuser Ecosystem, last place on Earth where Sumatran orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants coexist in the wild. Click the link in the bio to stand with @haka_sumatra as they fight to protect the Leuser Ecosystem. #SaveLeuserEcosystem #Indonesia

A photo posted by Leonardo DiCaprio (@leonardodicaprio) on

 

The photo captioned Leonardo’s statements that the rainforest ecosystems are,  “considered one of the world’s best remaining habitat for the critically endangered Sumatran #elephant. In these forests, ancient elephant migratory paths are still used by some of the last #wild herds of Sumatran elephants.”

Unfortunately, based on oil plantations, mining, logging and other developments on the national park, “the Leuser ecosystem is last place on earth where orangutans, rhinos, tigers and elephants still live together in the wild, and it is currently being threatened by Palm Oil agricultural destruction”, reported by Just Jared.

 

The Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation was established in 1998.

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