• 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

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Aceh Court Orders Palm Oil Firm to Pay for Environmental Damage

A court in the Aceh district of Meulaboh has declared palm oil company Kalista Alam guilty of clearing Rawa Tripa peat forests in Aceh by burning land.

“Based on trial evidence, we declare PT Kalista Alam guilty of having burned peatlands in Rawa Trip forest, which has caused environmental damages,” chief judge Rahmawati said, during a seven-hour reading of the verdict that ended on Wednesday night

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TRAINING FOR GLNP STAFF ON SUMATRAN RHINO SIGN DETECTION AND IDENTIFYING SIGNS OF THE SUMATRAN RHINO AND LAND NAVIGATION TECHNIQUES BY LIF

Leuser International Foundation (LIF) in cooperation with Gunung Leuser National Park management agency (BBTNGL) held a training for GLNP staff to improve not only their capacity and skills to recognize and identiy signs of the presence of the Sumatran rhino and other wildlife species but also their land navigation techniques.

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LIF FACILITATES ISSUANCE OF 29 LAND CERTIFICATES TO MEMBERS OF REFORESTATION GROUPS

Leuser International Foundation (LIF) through the Programme for Watershed Protection in Aceh, funded by New Zealand Aid Programme (NZAID), facilitated the issuance of land certificates to 29 members of reforestation groups in Aceh Tengah and Bener Meriah districts.

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LIF BOARD OF DIRECTORS CALL ON ROYAL NORWEGIAN EMBASSY

Jamal M. Gawi, Chairperson of the LIF Board of Directors, accompanied by Doris Pandjaitan (Vice Chairperson) and Hendardi (Vice Chairperson), visited the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta on 7 October 2013. They were received by Joar L. Strand (Counselor, Forest and Climate Change) and Nita Irawati Murjani (Advisor for Forestry and Climate Change).

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Soldiers in Aceh jailed for owning rare animals

The Banda Aceh Military Court in Aceh sentenced on Thursday two Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers from Central Aceh for the possession of protected animals, which had been killed and stuffed for decoration. They were found guilty of violating Article 40 of Law No. 5/1990 on wildlife protection.

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