• 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

Forest Cover Data

Percentage of remaining Leuser Ecosystem (LE) forest area per year compared with the previous forest area in 2006
Year Size of LE Forest Cover (Ha) LE Forest Percentage compared to Forest Area in 2006 (%)
2006 1950463.56905481 100.0 %
2007 1941230.95808 99.5 %
2008 1938685.811562 99.4 %
2009 1914202.15713427 98.1 %
2010 1881545.57 96.5 %

Forest Cover in the Leuser Ecosystem (LE) Year 2006 - 2009 per District

District Forest cover 2006 (Ha) Forest cover 2007 (Ha) Forest cover 2008 (Ha) Forest cover 2009 (Ha) Forest loss 2006-2007 (ha) Forest loss 2007-2008 (ha) Forest loss 2008-2009 (ha) Total Forest loss 2006-2009 (ha)

Average loss per year

ACEH TENGAH 94,016.09 93,278.43 93,277.52 93,277.52 737.66 0.91 0.00 738.58 246.19
ACEH TENGGARA 347,596.24 347,541.19 347,383.58 344,465.71 55.04 157.61 2,917.87 3,130.53 1,043.51
ACEH UTARA 26,540.93 26,472.10 26,472.10 25,990.73 68.83 0.00 481.38 550.21 183.40
BENER MERIAH 97,377.66 97,377.63 97,192.24 96,025.11 0.03 185.39 1,167.12 1,352.55 450.85
GAYO LUES 414,060.24 406,490.37 406,476.82 406,476.82 7,569.87 13.55 0.00 7,583.42 2,527.81
NAGAN RAYA 146,489.79 146,413.76 145,732.65 141,489.34 76.03 681.11 4,243.31 5,000.45 1,666.82
SUBULUSSALAM 30,164.51 30,146.89 29,976.86 29,100.43 17.62 170.03 876.43 1,064.08 354.69
ACEH BARAT 6,256.88 6,256.88 6,256.88 6,252.59 0.00 0.00 4.29 4.29 1.43
ACEH BARAT DAYA 130,957.27 130,956.50 130,738.62 125,315.86 0.77 217.88 5,422.76 5,641.41 1,880.47
ACEH SELATAN 318,065.04 317,855.97 317,403.45 315,555.10 209.07 452.52 1,848.35 2,509.94 836.65
ACEH SINGKIL 21,108.18 21,108.10 21,108.10 21,098.88 0.08 0.00 9.22 9.30 3.10
ACEH TAMIANG 54,283.20 54,069.54 53,963.71 51,349.39 213.66 105.83 2,614.31 2,933.80 977.93
ACEH TIMUR 263,547.55 263,263.59 262,703.28 257,804.68 283.95 560.31 4,898.60 5,742.87 1,914.29
Total 1,950,463.58 1,941,230.95 1,938,685.81 1,914,202.16 9,232.61 2,545.14 24,483.64 36,261.43 12,087.14

Forest Cover in the Leuser Ecosystem (LE) Year 2006 - 2010 per District

Kabupaten Forest cover 2006 (Ha) Forest cover 2007 (Ha) Forest cover 2008 (Ha) Forest cover 2009 (Ha) Forest cover 2010 (Ha) Forest loss 2006-2007 (ha) Forest loss 2007-2008 (ha) Forest loss 2008-2009 (ha) Forest loss 2009-2010 (ha) Total Forest loss 2006-2009 (ha)

Average loss per year

ACEH TENGAH 94,016.09 93,278.43 93,277.52 93,277.52 91,188.93 737.66 0.91 0.00 2,088.59 2,827.16 706.79
ACEH TENGGARA 347,596.24 347,541.19 347,383.58 344,465.71 334,329.46 55.04 157.61 2,917.87 10,136.25 13,266.78 3,316.69
ACEH UTARA 26,540.93 26,472.10 26,472.10 25,990.73 24,289.34 68.83 0.00 481.38 1,701.38 2,251.59 562.90
BENER MERIAH 97,377.66 97,377.63 97,192.24 96,025.11 94,856.32 0.03 185.39 1,167.12 1,168.80 2,521.35 630.34
GAYO LUES 414,060.24 406,490.37 406,476.82 406,476.82 402,274.30 7,569.87 13.55 0.00 4,202.52 11,785.94 2,946.48
NAGAN RAYA 146,489.79 146,413.76 145,732.65 141,489.34 139,298.97 76.03 681.11 4,243.31 2,190.36 7,190.81 1,797.70
SUBULUSSALAM 30,164.51 30,146.89 29,976.86 29,100.43 28,391.84 17.62 170.03 876.43 708.59 1,772.67 443.17
ACEH BARAT 6,256.88 6,256.88 6,256.88 6,252.59 6,026.80 0.00 0.00 4.29 225.79 230.08 57.52
ACEH BARAT DAYA 130,957.27 130,956.50 130,738.62 125,315.86 122,157.03 0.77 217.88 5,422.76 3,158.83 8,800.24 2,200.06
ACEH SELATAN 318,065.04 317,855.97 317,403.45 315,555.10 312,710.64 209.07 452.52 1,848.35 2,844.45 5,354.39 1,338.60
ACEH SINGKIL 21,108.18 21,108.10 21,108.10 21,098.88 20,795.92 0.08 0.00 9.22 302.96 312.26 78.06
ACEH TAMIANG 54,283.20 54,069.54 53,963.71 51,349.39 50,379.01 213.66 105.83 2,614.31 970.38 3,904.18 976.05
ACEH TIMUR 263,547.55 263,263.59 262,703.28 257,804.68 254,847.00 283.95 560.31 4,898.60 2,957.68 8,700.55 2,175.14
Total 1,950,463.57 1,941,230.96 1,938,685.81 1,914,202.16 1,881,545.57 9,232.61 2,545.15 24,483.65 32,656.59 68,918.00 17,229.50