- We shine a global spotlight on the breathtaking biodiversity in Sumatra’s last standing forests.
- We lobby the government and private companies to honour their commitments to environmental conservation
- We expose wildlife and forest crimes.
We are working with our partners in Sumatra to counter an urgent threat to the heart of the Gunung Leuser National Park – a proposal to re-zone a core area of forest to allow the development of a geothermal energy plant.
The site in question not only harbours some of the last remaining wild populations of all four of Sumatra’s most iconic and Critically Endangered species (Sumatran orangutan, rhino, tiger and elephant), but is also the core of the only remaining major habitat corridor between the eastern and western blocks of the ecosystem. Degrading this corridor will dramatically reduce the long term survival prospects for these and a multitude of other species.
Read more about this issue here, and watch this space for news and actions.