PERTAMINA’S 100 MILLION TREE PLANTING PROGRAM (COOPERATION BETWEEN PT. PERTAMINA AND LEUSER INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION)
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).