- Leonardo had asked people to stand up against 'palm oil expansi
- Indonesia is the world's largest producer of palm oil
- Leonardo had also Instagrammed an image of himself with orangutans
Leonardo DiCaprio, who had Instagrammed an image of himself with orangutans and local environmentalists, captioned it, "A world-class biodiversity hotspot, the Indonesian Leuser Ecosystem is one of the most important areas of intact rainforest left in Southeast Asia. Its forests are home to the densest remaining populations of the critically endangered Sumatran orangutan. But palm oil expansion is destroying this unique place"
As the forest of the #Indonesian #LeuserEcosystem continues to be cleared to meet demand for Palm Oil, the critically endangered Sumatran #orangutan is being pushed to the brink of extinction. Here, at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme's Orangutan Quarantine Center, rescued orangutans are rehabilitated so they can be released back into the wild. If we don't stop this rampant destruction, the Leuser Ecosystem and the Sumatran orangutans that call it home could be lost forever. Click the link in the bio to support this important work. #Indonesia
A world-class biodiversity hotspot, the #Indonesian Leuser Ecosystem is one of the most important areas of intact #rainforest left in Southeast Asia. Its forests are home to the densest remaining populations of the critically endangered Sumatran #orangutan. But Palm Oil expansion is destroying this unique place. Now is the time to save the Leuser Ecosystem. We must develop a permanent solution to protect and restore this valuable natural asset. Click the link in the bio to stand up and #SaveLeuserEcosystem. #Indonesia
After being alerted to the publicity around palm oil that the actor was generating, immigration authorities on Thursday threatened to deport him on the charges that his visa to Indonesia only permitted him to do 'tourist activities', reported several local publications.
"If he is in Indonesia for other purposes, such as creating a public disturbance and harming the state's interests, immigration is ready to deport him," Ronny F Sompi, director general of Immigration department was quoting as saying.
According to the environmental non-profit organisation Rainforest Rescue, Indonesia is the world's largest producer of palm oil, which contributes to around half of the Southeast Asian nation's annual GDP and has led to the destruction of at least nine million hectares of indigenous rainforest.