• 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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EU adopts a young elephant as mascot to highlight conservation efforts

On the occasion of the European Climate Diplomacy Day (17 June), the Delegation of the European Union (EU) in Jakarta has adopted Aras – a young elephant from the Leuser Ecosystem – as its mascot, to bring public attention to the importance of conservation and how this contributes to the fight against climate change.

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Officers of EU Delegation Visit Elephant Patrol Unit at Aras Napal in Langkat, North Sumatra

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.

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Aceh unveils protected area in beleaguered Tripa peat swamp

As Indonesia's Supreme Court prepares to rule on an appeal from oil palm developer Kallista Alam, ordered to pay a staggering Rp366 billion ($28 million) in fines and reparations for cut-and-burning forest in the Tripa peat swamp region, the Aceh government has established a protected zone in the company's former concession, the culmination of a months-long program to rehabilitate the area.

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Aceh Revokes 22 Mining Licenses

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Government of Aceh revoked 22 mining permits (IUP) related to the Governor's Instruction No.11 / 2014 on the moratorium on mining permits that are inactive and do not provide revenues to the province.

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TIGER POPULATION IN ACEH CONTINUES TO DECLINE

Addressing participants of a national seminar on The Management of Natural Resources, Forestry and the Environment in Aceh Province, held by Syiah Kuala University in Banda Aceh on 12 March 2015, Prof. Dr. Ir. San Afri Awang MSc (Head of the Research and Development Agency under the Ministry of Forestry) said that the tiger population in Aceh province and the surrounding area has continued to decline. In 1999 there were 500 tigers in Aceh and the surrounding area.  However, only 150 remained as monitored in 2009-2013.

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