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Leonardo DiCaprio could get banned from Indonesia following his recent visit - here's why!

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Leonardo DiCaprio could get banned from Indonesia following his recent visit - here's why!
Newly crowned Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio could be banned from entering Indonesia ever again due to his criticism of the country's palm oil plantations and claims that they are destroying rainforests and endangering wildlife.

DiCaprio visited Mount Leuser National Park in northern Sumatra last week and documented his adventures on Instagram while openly blaming said plantations. "The expansion of Palm Oil plantations is fragmenting the #forest and cutting off key elephant migratory corridors, making it more difficult for elephant families to find adequate sources of food and water," he wrote.
 

The lowland #rainforest of the Leuser Ecosystem are considered the world’s best remaining habitat for the critically endangered Sumatran #elephant. In these forests, ancient elephant migratory paths are still used by some of the last #wild herds of Sumatran elephants. But the expansion of Palm Oil plantations is fragmenting the #forest and cutting off key elephant migratory corridors, making it more difficult for elephant families to find adequate sources of food and water. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is supporting local partners to establish a mega-fauna sanctuary in the Leuser Ecosystem, last place on Earth where Sumatran orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants coexist in the wild. Click the link in the bio to stand with @haka_sumatra as they fight to protect the Leuser Ecosystem. #SaveLeuserEcosystem #Indonesia

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Now, Heru Santoso, spokesman for the Directorate General for Immigration at the Law and Human Rights Ministry, has basically threatened to ban the actor from returning to the country.
 

"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, according to the Hollywood Reporter

What's more, "companies and organizations that objected to DiCaprio's comments have the right to request that immigration authorities bar him from re-entering Indonesia, though none have done so yet."

DiCaprio responded with this: 
 

Looks like his coservation efforts are not appreciated by everyone.