• 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


Tujuh badak Sumatra tertangkap kamera di Leuser


Saat ini terdapat sekitar 200 badak Sumatra di hutan Indonesia dan Malaysia.

Para pegiat lingkungan mengatakan tujuh badak yang nyaris punah terekam foto di Taman Nasional Leuser, Aceh, yang merupakan foto pertama dalam 26 tahun terakhir.

"Kami pasang 28 kamera sejak Juli lalu dan dari situ enam bulan kemudian kami dapatkan sekitar 1.000 gambar dan dari gambar itulah kami coba analisa tentang populasi badak ini," kata Jamal Gawi, Direktur Yayasan Leuser Internasional kepada BBC Indonesia.

Jamal mengatakan dari foto yang ada, terekam satu ekor badak jantan dan enam betina dan populasi badak diperkirakan tidak lebih dari 27 ekor.

Ia mengatakan informasi terakhir tentang adanya badak diperoleh sekitar 26 tahun lalu.

"Hasil survei ini merupakan berita gembira tentang konservasi badak," tambahnya.

Jejak badak

Upaya selanjutnya, kata Jamal adalah melakukan survei lebih lanjut di tujuh lokasi lain di Leuser yang diperkirakan menjadi habitat binatang yang dilindungi ini.

Langkah meneliti populasi badak, menurut Jamal, dilakukan, pada saat para pegiat lingkungan meneliti populasi harimau tahun 2008.

Jamal mengatakan saat penelitian itu mereka juga menemukan jejak-jejak badak.

Saat ini diperkirakan terdapat hanya 200 ekor badak Sumatra yang terdapat di Indonesia dan Malaysia, setengah dari jumlah 15 tahun lalu.

Sekitar 70% populasi badak punah sejak tahun 1985, terutama karena perburuan dan hilangnya habitat.



(Unofficial English Summary)

For the first time in the last 26 years photos of seven Sumatran rhinos have been caught in camera traps in Gunung Leuser National Park in Aceh.  According to Jamal Gawi, Chairman of  the Board of Directors of Leuser International Foundation, 28 camera traps had been installed since last July and six months later approximately 1,000 photos were produced.

Jamal added that the photos showed one male and six female rhinos.  The estimated number is not more than 27.  He further said that more surveys will be conducted in seven other sites in Leuser where signs of rhino presence were detected in 2008 while conducting a tiger population survey.

It is estimated that there are now only 200 Sumatran rhinos left in Indonesia and Malaysia, which is half the number 15 years ago.

Since 1985, about 70% of the rhino population have been lost due to poaching and habitat loss.









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