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Orangutans And Deforestation

EDM number 1227 in 2012-13, proposed by Bob Russell on 20/03/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Animal welfare, Asia, Environmental protection and Forestry.

That this House is alarmed that the orangutans of Borneo and Sumatra are living with the threat of extinction due to their habitat loss; notes that there are only 6,600 individuals in Sumatra and 54,000 in Borneo and expresses its concern at the drastic reduction of the species; acknowledges that the illegal actions of loggers in Indonesia, which amounts to between 73 and 88 per cent of the logging in that country, is rapidly diminishing the indigenous landscape; understands that palm oil production companies have destroyed 6.5 million hectares of the rain forest, which is essential to the orangutan's survival; and therefore calls on the Government to make representations to the government of Indonesia.

This motion has been signed by a total of 26 MPs.

Bob Russell20/03/2013ColchesterLiberal DemocratProposed
Mark Durkan20/03/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Adrian Sanders21/03/2013TorbayLiberal DemocratSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins21/03/2013Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Stephen Williams21/03/2013Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley22/03/2013Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Gordon Marsden25/03/2013Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell25/03/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
George Galloway25/03/2013Bradford WestRespectSigned
Mike Hancock25/03/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Graham Stringer25/03/2013Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Martin Caton26/03/2013GowerLabourSigned
Mary Glindon26/03/2013North TynesideLabourSigned
John Leech26/03/2013Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn26/03/2013Islington NorthLabourSigned
Alan Meale26/03/2013MansfieldLabourSigned
Jim Shannon26/03/2013StrangfordDUPSigned
Margaret Ritchie10/04/2013South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Simon Hughes10/04/2013Bermondsey and Old SouthwarkLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams10/04/2013CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
David Ward10/04/2013Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Lavery10/04/2013WansbeckLabourSigned
Andrew Rosindell15/04/2013RomfordConservativeSigned
Tony Cunningham17/04/2013WorkingtonLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff22/04/2013Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell22/04/2013Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned

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