• 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


Leuser Eco Club Jamboree

80 students, accompanied by 10 teachers, participated in a jamboree for eco clubs from ten Junior High Schools (SMP and MTsN) in Aceh Tengah and Bener Meriah districts, held by Leuser International Foundation (LIF) at the compound of the LIF office on Jalan Bandara Rembele in Bener Meriah district on 13-15 September 2013. The purpose is to increase awareness and participation among students in environmental conservation, promote friendship and communication among members of Eco Clubs and encourage the establishment of new eco clubs in other schools.

The Jamboree was officially opened by Drs. Iftar, Secretary of the Bener Meriah district Education, Youth and Sports Service, representing the Head of the Bener Meriah district Education, Youth and Sports Service, in the presence of Dr. Ir. Jamal M. Gawi (Chairperson of the LIF Board of Directors) and Dr. Ir. Syahrul, MSc, Project Leader of the NZAID funded Programme for Watershed Protection in Central Aceh).  The participants were given brochures and information on the benefits of eco clubs and the ways to set up eco clubs, the introduction of wildlife in the Leuser Ecosystem, and the principles of navigation. They also watched a filmshow on the environment and participated in planting trees at the camp site. On the last day all the participants played games and the Eco Club Jamboree was closed officially by Dr. Ir. Jamal M. Gawi, Chairperson of the LIF Board of Directors, who stated in his closing remarks said that the LIF would try to ensure that awareness raising efforts would not end with the closing of this event and that the LIF would continue to hold similar events in other districts in Aceh province.

The participants of the Jamboree, both students and teachers, were very enthusiastic in following all the jamboree activities. They actively took part in the interesting discussion and question and answer sessions. All the participants expressed their determination through their representative to be more active in environmental conservation activities not only at school but also in their respective environment. It is expected that similar activities will be conducted in the future to continue to motivate students to care for the environment.

Eco Club Members as Participants of the Jamboree from Aceh Tengah and Bener Meriah

with teachers and Dr. Jamal M Gawi, Chairperson of the LIF Board of Directors.

Participants playing games on the last day of the eco club jamboree

source: Ernani Muzaputri / Dewi Wahyuni


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