SNARE REMOVAL IN NORTH SUMATRA

$4,335 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 34 months
The Rangers of Tangkahan have begun an intensive snare removal programme in forest edge communities in North Sumatra. Recently they removed 30 snares in less than 3 days while surveying the buffer zone between the Gunung Leuser National Park and the communities who live on it's border. Human-wildlife conflict is rampant in this area, one of the worst affected along the Gunung Leuser, which is one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on Earth and the LAST place where Sumatran orangutans, elephants, tigers and rhino co-exist. 

Snares are indiscriminate - a noose made from wire or rope will catch any species unfortunate enough to walk into it. Earlier this year a critically endangered Sumatran tiger was caught in one of the communities the rangers have started work with. Tigers, sun bears, monitor lizards, deer, young elephants, porcupines - the list of species in danger is endless and we need YOUR support to help stop this and protect them.  

For $10 you can help the rangers implement a snare removal programme and help keep them patrolling these communities living so close to critically endangered wildlife. $10 will enable the rangers to destroy and remove one snare trap and educate the local communities about the need to protect wildlife and the forest. Now, more than ever, your support is needed to help put an end to this. Thank you for your generosity and support of this community conservation programme - the first of it's kind in North Sumatra.
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Our team have been busy recently! Whilst patrolling they have been finding lots of signs of Malayan sun bears - check out the incredible footprint!
They attended a conservation festival in Bukit Lawang, to identify collaborative opportunities with other NGOs working in the region, and ranger Jack was invited to attend a human-elephant conflict mitigation workshop in Jambi province. This was facilitated by The Frankfurt Zoological Society and Jack learnt many new skills, including radio telemetry. Without your support we wouldn't be able to provide these essential professional development opportunities which enable the team to provide greater protection to the Leuser Ecosystem. THANK YOU!
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We have been patrolling over the last 2 weeks and removed a wall of snares set along the Gunung Leuser National Park border. The snares were almost impenetrable with the only path tunnelling wildlife through another snare. We followed a very fresh Malayan sunbear track right next to the snares and can only hope it was lucky enough to walking the opposite direction. We are removing fewer snares these days but they are still a real and present threat. A few weeks ago a Sumatran elephant was snared in one of our communities and it was lucky to be rescued by the Wildlife Conservation Society aided by our ranger team. Last week a female Sumatran tiger and her 2 cubs were seen in the buffer zone and the following day new snares appeared next to their fresh pug marks. The ranger team responded by removing them and placing a camera trap nearby. Thank you for your ongoing support to help us keep this iconic wildlife safe!
A snare with a makeshift fence designed to force wildlife through
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280 snares removed and they keep coming! Our team have done a phenomenal job in dismantling and removing snares from the Leuser buffer zone. They have been on patrol this month and continuing to remove traps set to catch wildlife and all thanks to those of you who enable this to happen through your generosity and support of our programme. They are continuing to liaise with the communities setting the traps to help identify how to develop alternative livelihoods. Thank you!
One of 280 snares dismantled by our team
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This was not our ranger team but this tiger was trapped by a snare in North Sumatra and rescued by The Wildlife Authority of North Sumatra. Your donations enable our patrol team to stay longer in the buffer zone forest, removing these indiscriminate traps set to catch anything from lizards to tigers. The wildlife of Sumatra is running out of time, there is too much pressure on these dwindling populations to be sustainable for much longer. Help us to get rid of this threat and focus on assisting the forest edge communities to develop alternative livelihoods that don't harm endangered wildlife.
Sumatran Tiger rescued in North Sumatra
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$4,335 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 34 months
Created October 27, 2016
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KC
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KATHY CLARK
18 months ago
PK
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pranay k
19 months ago
SH
$10
Shell Hickin
19 months ago
SH
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Shell Hickin
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SP
$40
Sue Peeters
20 months ago
$100
Eilis Parry
21 months ago
$20
Keilly Kuykhoven
23 months ago
$20
Jojo Betty
23 months ago

I really want the world to work together to save our jungles and keep the ecosystem in tact. Thank you for doing your part.

MT
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