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Indonesia | Plans for bridge, port threaten last elephant habitat in Sumatra

PALEMBANG, Indonesia — The planned construction of a bridge and private port in southern Sumatra threatens to damage one of the last remaining habitats of the island’s critically endangered elephants.


The project is part of the South Sumatra provincial government’s tourism development drive, under which it plans to build a bridge from the Sumatran mainland to the island of Bangka. The site where the bridge will begin has also been earmarked for construction of a private port by a subsidiary of Indonesia’s biggest paper producer, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP).


https://news.mongabay.com/2019/08/sumatran-elephant-sanctuary-under-threat-from-bridge-port-projects/

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