Teguh said that Walhi has also filed a separate lawsuit against the same Japanese defendants, demanding that they rehabilitate the habitats of wild animals, like Sumatran tigers and elephants, which were damaged by the PLTA dam project.
Mohammad Hatta, Sumatran co-father of independence with the Javanese Sukarno, was actually a ‘federalist’ in principle.
On the right, Sumatrans gather under a helicopter that is about to drop off food and other supplies; the photo shows the flooding that still exists.
Around 300 foreign vessels believed to be from Thailand are looting fish stocks in North Sumatran waters and robbing local fishermen of their livelihoods, according to Governor T. Rizal Nurdin.
According to data from HBG, some 33 Sumatran tigers have been killed every year since 1993, and currently there are only between 400 and 500 Sumatran tigers left in the wild.
Earlier, in the Sumatran city of Medan, police shot dead two university students who had taken hostage two Indonesian intelligence agents in protest against the earlier arrest of other students.
It contains one of the few intact blocks of Sumatran lowland rain forest, with high biodiversity, including 660 plant species and populations of several endangered mammals, among them the Sumatran tiger.
Disappearing rainforests and the accompanying loss of wildlife have forced Sumatran tigers to search for food beyond their forest habitat.
Here is the place where the history of Malaysia began, founded by a Sumatran prince Parameswara, in the early 1400's.
As if earthquake-ravaged Indonesia doesn't have enough to worry about, now scientists warn that a Sumatran super-volcano might blow its top at any time.