• 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

    http://leuserfoundation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=194:lif-participates-in-discussion-on-tigers&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=86

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CONSERVATION AGENCY APPRECIATES SENTENCE TO WILDLIFE TRAFFICKER

On Thursday, 14 August 2014, the Medan district court sentenced Dedek Setiawansyah to 1 year and 4 months in jail and a fine of Rp 5 million for trafficking protected animals.

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Jamal Gawi Attends Meeting on Endangered Species Conservation

Dr. Jamal M. Gawi, MES, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Leuser International Foundation (LIF), attended a meeting on Endangered Species Conservation in Sumatra at the office of the Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation (Kehati) in Jakarta on 18 July 2014.

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Logs from Gunung Leuser National Park Seized by Police

Police detained two mini-trucks carrying more than a hundred pieces of logs on the road between Desa Sawit Sebrang and Desa Sei Lepan in Langkat district, North Sumatra, on 12 July 2014.

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Indonesia overtakes Brazil in forest losses despite moratorium

(Reuters) - Indonesia has for the first time surpassed Brazil in clearing tropical forests and losses are accelerating despite a 2011 moratorium meant to protect wildlife and combat climate change, scientists said on Sunday.

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Ecotourism Opportunity Sumatran Elephant in Aras Napal 242

Medan’s Analisa daily paper in its edition on Sunday, 29 June 2014, published an article with the above heading written by a team from the North Sumatra Natural Resources Conservation Office (BBKSDA).

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