WWF was among the conservation groups that called for action.
This major milestone was possible only because we're working with partners by our side. An early champion of the project was the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. Together, we rallied 80,000 voices in support of the government of Indonesia rezoning Thirty Hills from a logging area to a conservation and restoration area. After several years of government and community engagement by our Indonesian office and partners, the government agreed.
"Our work to protect this area is an example of what can be accomplished when concerned organizations, governments and individuals work together to create a future where both nature and people can thrive," said actor, environmentalist and WWF-US board member Leonardo DiCaprio.
So here we are, license in hand, ready to embark on an ambitious project that will save Thirty Hills.
We hope you'll be part of this journey with us!
Learn more about the project here: worldwildlife.org/ThirtyHills
by Jan Vertefeuille, Senior Director of Advocacy, Wildlife Conservation, World Wildlife Fund