• Mr. Franck Viault (Head of Cooperation), Ms. Marja Daffern (Deputy Head of Finance, Contracts and Audit) and Mr. Giovanni Serritella (Programme Manager for Environment, Climate change and FLEGT-VPA) of the EU Delegation to Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and ASEAN visited the base camp of the Elephant Patrol Unit (EPU), which is managed  and operated by LIF, at Aras Napal on Thursday, 16 April 2015. More

  • Seven of the world's rarest rhinoceroses have been found in a national park in Indonesia. This is the first time the creatures have been seen in 26 years. Deforestation is still pushing the Sumatran toward extinction.

    Hidden cameras buried deep in an Indonesian national park have snapped images of seven critically endangered Sumatran rhinos. The rhinos haven't been seen in more than a quarter of a century and conservationists had feared the Sumatran was extinct. But, six females and one male rhino are now known to live in the Mount Leuser National Park, which is on the northern tip of Sumatra. More

  • The Leuser Management Unit (LMU), while implementing the Leuser Development Programme (funded jointly by the EU and GoI), officially launched the Elephant Patrol Unit (EPU) in Aras Napal on 9 May 2000 and this was the first of its kind in Indonesia. More

  • The Conservation Response Unit (CRU) will mitigate human-elephant conflicts. This Unit has four trained elephants under the supervision of a mahout provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA). The project will support the initial cost for the infrastructure development of the CRU and also support its operational costs until 2016. The elephants will be supported and the local community will participate in monitoring wildlife conflicts and illegal forestry activities. More

  • Dr. Jamal Gawi, MES, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Leuser International Foundation, participated in a discussion on Tigers (Wildlife Protection Series) at @america Pacific Place in Jakarta on Wednesday, 1 October 2014. More


Vision and Mission


The Conservation of natural biological resources and their ecosystem within the Leuser Ecosystem area, which functions to enhance the livelihood of the community, achieved.


1) Increase the protection of natural biological resources for the conservation of Leuser forests and a sustainable environment.
2) Increase the utilization of natural biological resources for the welfare of the community.
3) Support the strengthening of the institutional capacity of the local government.
4) Enhance community empowerment through active participation.
5) Enhance the institutional capacity of the LIF in a professional and accountable manner.

Versi Indonesia
Visi YLI

“Terwujudnya pelestarian sumberdaya alam hayati dan fungsi ekosistem di dalam Kawasan Ekosistem Leuser (KEL) secara optimal untuk meningkatkan kualitas hidup masyarakat di sekitarnya”.

Misi YLI

1. Meningkatkan perlindungan terhadap sumberdaya alam hayati untuk kelestarian hutan Leuser dan lingkungannya secara berkelanjutan.
2. Meningkatkan pemanfaatan sumberdaya alam hayati dan jasa ekosistem Leuser untuk kesejahteraan masyarakat.
3. Mendukung penguatan kapasitas kelembagaan pemerintah daerah.
4. Meningkatkan pemberdayaan masyarakat melalui partisipasi aktif.
5. Meningkatkan kapasitas kelembagaan YLI secara profesional dan akuntable.


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