Patrols

The Sumatran Ranger Project employs a team of 8 rangers (7 men and 1 woman) who patrol the forest edge of the Leuser Ecosystem in North Sumatra on a full time basis. Every month the team patrols on foot through at least five forest edge communities, buffer zone forest and community land; deactivating and removing snares, providing community outreach and education, monitoring wildlife and illegal activity, responding to and helping mitigate human-wildlife conflict, and collecting data. The team have removed over 500 snares to date, the only team patrolling this area of the Leuser Ecosystem in North Sumatra.