Since 2011, our trap cameras have captured dozens of videos in the Leuser Ecosystem in northern
. For the first time, high
quality videos showed the unparalleled biodiversity of this world renowned
forest landscape in a way not seen before.
Sadly, during the course of the project we discovered that poachers are running amok in some of Leusers most important wildlife areas. The Leuser Ecosystem is one of the very few remaining places where several of
endangered and critically endangered species manage to survive. Unless more
action is taken however, the future of this magical place, which is home to so
many rare and elusive species, look rather grim.
As a response to the worrisome findings in the field, we continue our activities, under a new name: Active Conservation Throughout Leuser (ACT-Leuser). Again in close cooperation with the Aceh based Forum Konservasi Leuser (former BPKEL), we continue to improve the conservation of Leuser's tigers, rhinos, elephants and all those other species that walked pass our cameras in the last two years.
We thank the International Federation for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for supporting our field teams.