IUCN - Working with Sumatra to restore natural wonders

Working with Sumatra to restore natural wonders

23 June 2011 | News story

The Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra, Indonesia, is now on the List of World Heritage Sites in Danger. IUCN Member, Fauna and Flora International, will be among the groups working with local authorities to address the issues raised and bring this site back to its full potential.

Road construction and agricultural encroachment are among the major threats of this area. Tony Whitton works for Fauna and Flora International in the Asia-Pacific region. He is very pleased with the result from the World Heritage Committee in Paris.


The Committee took this important decision after several years of debate, and we now need to ensure that it leads to a real action on the ground to tackle long standing threats. Fauna and Flora International's Tony Whitton knows how to do it.

 


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.