Dams cause catastrophic flooding in pristine ecosystems, habitat fragmentation in key biodiversity hotspots, and clear-cutting of native forests. At Mighty Earth we are working with a board coalition to halt the construction of two dams that threaten local communities and critical habitats for endangered species. Click on the buttons below to learn about these destructive dams and what we are doing to stop them.

Updates

The Endangered Tapanuli Orangutan Loses an Ally


Statement on recent MoU between NSHE and PanEco in the name of Tapanuli Orangutan

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International Orangutan Day: Meet the Most Endangered Great Ape


This International Orangutan Day, join Mighty Earth in our fight to protect the Tapanuli orangutan and sign the petition to Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

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Resistance Grows to US$ 1.6b Dam That Threatens New Orangutan Species and Communities


Fact-finding mission discovers growing local opposition to dam construction

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Hey Mandarin! We’re not a fan–save the orangutan


This chant rang out in NYC and London, as demonstrators converged on Mandarin Oriental Hotel to call for an end to their complicity in the destruction of orangutan habitat. Mandarin is owned by parent company Jardine Matheson, whose corporate activities threaten to wipe out the world’s last remaining population of Tapanuli orangutans.

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel: Save the Tapanuli Orangutan


Mighty Earth is joining the Ape Alliance and other allies in a dramatic protest against Jardine Matheson -- owner of the internationally acclaimed, 5-star Mandarin Oriental Hotels to draw attention to the precarious state of the Tapanuli orangutan, an endangered ape threatened by industrial development.

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Bank of China to Reevaluate Dam Project That Threatens Endangered Orangutan with Extinction


The Batang Toru dam would permanently disrupt the habitat of the Tapanuli orangutan and would contribute to the first extinction of a great ape – our closest cousins in the animal kingdom – in all our recorded history.

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Proyek Plta PT Nshe di Tapanuli Dibiayai dan Dimiliki Oleh Tiongkok


The coalition to protect the Tapanuli orangutan has only been driven by foreigners. The group, which is the state-owned Sinohydro Company, is the building company of the dam. Those promoting the construction of a falling back on the familiar patter of blaming outsiders for destruction happenings in their own countries. But the science is clear: if the dam is built, the Tapanuli orangutan will go extinct.

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Indonesian Coalition Urges Government to Save Tapanuli Orangutan, Protect “Wonderful Indonesia”


The stage is set for a crucial showdown in a long-running battle to save a newly discovered rare species of orangutan from possible extinction at the hands of a planned US$ 1.6 billion hydroelectric dam project.

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