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VOTE (by signing the petition) for permanent BHS protection

VOTE (by signing the petition) for permanent BHS protection

One of the most important environmental and local empowerment laws of all time is inches away from the finish line, and we need your help to push it across.

Raja Ampat, West Waigeo “Citrus Ridge”

We are uniquely positioned at a critical moment in time to play a decisive role in the adoption of sweeping protections for West Papua, Indonesia – the most biodiverse region on Earth, home to more than 1,800 species of fish, three quarters of the world’s hard coral species, the world’s largest mangrove forest, and the world’s second-largest rainforest, much of which is completely unexplored. New species are found regularly throughout this vastly rich center of life on Earth.

 In 2015, the provincial governor of West Papua made a groundbreaking declaration, laying the foundation to create the World’s first Conservation Province, or Provinsi Konservasi, established to ensure the long-term environmental health of the entire region.

Right now, critical legislation is on the table that would bring this vision into reality by:

Establishing comprehensive ecosystem-based marine and terrestrial protected areas and other zoning protections from ridge to reef
Enacting regulations and oversight to achieve sustainable development practices across all industries
Empowering local communities to control and protect crucial community resources

We only have until December 1st. Your voice has never been so important.

Please sign this letter of support by filling in the information and tell everyone you know. Your name will be delivered directly to the Parliament of West Papua, and your voice will be heard.

Read more about the story and film at Outside (Magazine) Online

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