Indonesian Muslim Council Issued a Fatwa to Protect Endangered Species

March 12, 2014

Jakarta – The Indonesian Council of Ulema (MUI), signed a fatwa or edict, on January 22, 2014 requiring the country’s 200 million Muslims to take an active role in protecting threatened species including tigers, rhinos, elephants and orangutans. The fatwa is the first of its kind in the world and it is accompanied by plans for education awareness programmes to help local communities put it into practice.