Sumatran Rhinoceros Protection through Anti-Poaching Community Informant
Network (APCIN) Units, Indonesia
In order to protect the habitat and the population of the Sumatran rhinos in the Gunung Leuser National Park area, the Leuser Rhino Protection Unit (RPU) needs information from villages bordering the Sumatran rhino habitats about poaching and trade activities to enable the RPU team to conduct patrols effectively on target. The RPU also monitors the poaching and trafficking of other wildlife species such as the Sumatran tiger, the Sumatran elephant and the Sumatran orangutan in and around the Leuser Ecosystem. This activity is made possible by collaboration between the Asian Rhino Project (ARP) and Leuser International Foundation.
The monitoring of wildlife poaching and trafficking is currently in progress in the districts of South Aceh and Southeast Aceh.