25 Jan 2013

News Item Protecting Sumatra's Forests & Ecosystems+Jawaban

SOAL UN SMA 2012

(JP, Jakarta)
The Indonesia government and world wild fund (WWF) have announced a bold commitment to protect the remaining forest and critical ecosystem of Sumatra. 

WWF said the historic agreement represented the first-ever island- wide commitment to protect Sumatra’s stunning biodiversity.

The commitment was announced Thursday at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), world Conversation Congress in Barcelona and was endorsed by the governors of Sumatra’s 10 provinces- the world’s sixth-largest island- and also by four ministers. 

Sumatra is the only place in the world where tigers, elephants, orangutans and rhinos co-exist. 

The agreement commits all the governors in Sumatra, along with the Indonesia ministries of forestry, environment, home affairs and public works, to restore critical ecosystems in Sumatra and protect areas whit high conservation values. 

WWF, Conservation International, Fauna and Flora International, Wildlife Conservation Society and other conservation groups working in Sumatra have agreed to help implement the political commitment to protect what remains of the island is species-rich forests and critical areas. The island has lost 48 percent of its natural forest cover since 1985. 

More than 13 percent of Sumatra’s remaining forests are peat forests, which sit a top the deepest peat soil in the world; clearing peat forests is a major source of carbon emissions that cause climate change

1. The following parties are involved in the commitment to protect Sumatra’s biodiversity, EXCEPT:
A. The Indonesia Conservation Group
B. The minister of forestry
C. The minister of public works
D. The 10 governors of Sumatra
E. The World Wildlife Fund

2. The agreement is:
A. to implement the decisions of the World Conservation Congress
B. to support the governors of Sumatra to chase animals hunters
C. to stop the emissions of carbon that cause climate change
D. to protect the forests and ecosystems in Sumatra
E. to work together for the development of Sumatra


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