As part of a cooperation program between GLNP and LIF, 20 staff members of the Tapaktuan (Region 1) Gunung Leuser National Park Office in South Aceh participated in a training on Sumatran rhino and other wildlife sign detection and basic land navigation skills, held in Tapaktuan on 10 November 2014.
The training on rhino and other wildlife sign detection was led by Tarmizi, LIF Team Leader of the Sumatran Rhino Survey in GLNP and the Leuser Ecosystem, while that on land navigation skills was led by Eka Ramadiyanta, Co-ordinator of the LIF Rhino Survey Team.
Earlier a similar training program had been conducted for the staff of the Kutacane (Region 2, Southeast Aceh) GLNP office. 25 field staff participated in this training.
Leuser International Foundation would like to thank US Fish and Wildlife Service for their invaluable support and contribution to the training program.
In future, there will also be a similar training for Stabat GLNP staff (Region 3, Langkat in North Sumatra) so that GLNP staff in all regions will benefit from this program.
Participants of the training in Tapaktuan and their instructors from LIF