• 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




Tropical Forest Conservation Action for Sumatra (TFCA Sumatra) is a program for the realization of the debt-for-nature swap scheme between the United States Government and the Government of Indonesia.  This could be used as an additional funding mechanism for the conservation of tropical forests in Indonesia. For this purpose, TFCA Sumatra has involved Conservation International-Indonesia (CI) and Yayasan Keanekaragaman Hayati Indonesia (Kehati) as Swap Partners. Yayasan Kehati has been appointed as the Secretariat for the TFCA Sumatra program.

TFCA-Sumatra has approved the funding of a tropical forest conservation program for implementation by the Leuser International Foundation (LIF) in the Singkil Swamp area (within the Leuser Ecosystem).

The signing of the grant agreement between Yayasan Kehati as the Administrator of TFCA Sumatra and  Leuser International Foundation (YLI) for this Aceh Selatan-Singkil Strategic Area Protection Program for Sustainable Community-Based  Conservation was done on February 24, 2011.

The objectives of this project are as follows:
1. To establish a clear land ownership system and assist the development of a forest protection system for Singkil Swamp.
2. To mitigate human-wildlife conflict and ensure the protection of biodiversity by reinforcing the status of  the Singkil-Bengkung wildlife corridor.
3. To support community-based restoration of the area.



Foto bersama pada penandatanganan perjanjian penerimaan hibah TFCA Sumatera




What steps are being taken by the LIF to promote the conservation of Leuser?
How will the people of Aceh and North Sumatra directly benefit from the conservation of the Leuser Ecosystem ?
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