• 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




Gunung Leuser National Park Area Restoration in Langkat, North Sumatra, and the Rehabilitation of Community-owned Idle Land in Nagan Raya District, Aceh

The Gunung Leuser National Park area is one of the forest areas undergoing severe degradation. To reduce the impact of such degradation, Leuser International Foundation, in cooperation with PT. Pertamina, is conducted land rehabilitation and restoration activities at two different sites over a period of 12 months. The first site of 500 hectares is located within the Gunung Leuser National Park area at Desa Halaban and Desa Bukit Mas Dua in the subdistrict of Besitang (Langkat district) in North Sumatra province. The second site of 150 hectares of community land is located at Desa Blang Bayu in the subdistrict of Seunagan Timur and Desa Meunasah Krueng in the subdistrict of Beutong (Nagan Raya district) in Aceh province.

The activities of this program consist of the establishment of nurseries, socialization, awareness raising among the communities, coordination with the relevant agencies, the restoration of GLNP area in Langkat, North Sumatra province, and the rehabilitation of community-owned land in Nagan Raya district, Aceh province. In Nagan Raya, the choice to plant rubber was made in consultation with the local community. In Langkat, the choice of plants was based on the assessment of local endemic plants in the GNLP area. The species selected consist of forest plants mixed with animal feed crops locally known as meranti, damar (resin), sengon, Jabon, Sentang, suren, pete, durian, Cempedak, and nangka (jackfruit). The Program activities also involve local people (both men and women). Monitoring is done quarterly and semi-annually by the Leuser International Foundation, PT. Pertamina, the community and the relevant agencies (GLNP and the Forestry Service).


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