Riau Haze welcomes Earth Hour 2014

Haze in Riau, Indonesia has increased to dangerous level as global movement of Earth Hour will conducted in next few days.  This year, Earth Hour is raising fund for environmental program in Indonesia and Madagascar.

The Earth Hour crowd funds will support the rangers in Kalimantan forest and Sumatra in their conservation battle to protect endangered animals by providing the rangers with more equipment. I recommend you to support this movement here

In details, it will be used to buy ranger equipment for 10 people, two small boats, two motorbikes and safety helmets, 5 satellite phones and 10 video trap equipment sets. All of them requires about USD 20K.

This global pro-environment movement started in Australia in 2007. It has been celebrated by 2.2 million people worldwide. The campaign asks people to turn-off the light for about one hour.

Earth Hour in Indonesia should be celebrated in different way. Haze in Riau region –the biggest oil palm province in Indonesia has suffered both economic activities and health problems.

Antara reported official statement saying 11,138 hectares of forest area that were razed by fires across the Riau province, about 3,000 hectares were located inside the GSK-BB biosphere reserve.

Let’s pray for Riau..