I don't know if online petitions have much impact or not but maybe, if enough people sign it, the central government in Jakarta may pay attention.
Places like Bangka Island are unique and increasingly rare. We must save them for our children and future generations.
Anyway, I just signed the petition "Gov. @Sarundajang2014 & Bupati Sompie Singal: No mining on small islands. Save Bangka – North Sulawesi!" on Change.org.
It's important. Can you sign it too? Here's the link: