Sunday, 4 November 2007

Greenpeace to camp in Monas park

Greenpeace to camp in Monas park , Jakarta Post 4th November

JAKARTA: Greenpeace will launch the Forest Defenders Camp Satellite Station (FDCSS) at Monas Park in Jakarta on Saturday, the organization said Friday.

The FDCSS will showcase the beauty and destruction of the pristine rain forests of Indonesia, highlighting their impacts on biodiversity and climate in an exhibit of photos, cultural performances, lectures and short films.

The event will disseminate information compiled by Greenpeace's Forest Defenders Camp in Riau, stationed near a peatland forest cleared for palm oil plantations, and support the organization's campaign to include deforestation talks in the next phase of the Kyoto agreement.
With support from the Jakarta administration, the event will feature local artists and musicians from Nov. 3 to 11.

Visitors will get an opportunity to send messages of support to Greenpeace volunteers and the community of Kuala Cenaku in Riau, and to sign up to send environmental messages to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Forestry Minister MS Kaban. -- JP