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Ban on Leonardo DiCaprio’s Indonesia visit after Rain Forests comment

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Washington : Seems doors of Indonesia have been closed for Leonardo DiCaprio permenantly.

This came after the 41-year-old Oscar winning actor and environmental activist’s visit to the Indonesian island of Sumatra last month where he posted to Instagram that the palm oil industry was threatening such wildlife in the Leuser Ecosystem as Sumatran elephants, tigers and orangutans, reports Us magazine.

“The expansion of palm oil plantations is fragmenting the forest and cutting off key elephant migration corridors, making it more difficult for elephant families to find adequate sources of food and water,” DiCaprio wrote. “A world-class biodiversity hotspot … But Palm Oil expansion is destroying this unique place. Now is the time to save the Leuser Ecosystem,” read his Instagram post.

Heru Santoso, a spokesperson for the Indonesian government, responded to the post by threatening to prevent the Wolf of Wall Street actor from visiting the Southeast Asian country again.

“We support his concern to save the Leuser ecosystem. But we can blacklist him from returning to Indonesia at any time if he keeps posting incitement or provocative statements in his social media,” he said. (ANI)

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