Community Conservation in Sumatra
This project was formed to ensure they receive a salary for their work collecting data (never done before), removing and destroying snares set to indiscriminantly catch wildlife, aerial mapping the forest border to determine encroachment over time and surveying forest edge communities to determine what sort of illegal activities they are engaging in and helping to assist them develop alternative sustainable means. They also provide a service to their own as well as neighbouring communities, to assist in human-wildlife conflict, removing wildlife such as orangutans and elephants who raid community gardens, in a non-lethal way while educating the communities on how to mitigate this occurring.
With your help we can keep our team of 10 rangers employed and patrolling monthly, making a difference to the buffer zone of the threatened Leuser ecosystem - there is currently noone else doing this work along the forest border. We thank you so much for your support and generosity in helping to keep the wildlife and people of the Leuser ecosystem safe.