Supporting communities

Earlier in 2019 the Sumatran Ranger Project team received a call from a forest edge community living alongside the Gunung Leuser National Park, part of the Leuser Ecosystem in North Sumatra. A Sumatran tiger killed one of the locals' three cows and they needed assistance. Our team spent the entire night working together with a team of locals to drive the young female tiger back into the forest and away from the community. There is no predator compensation scheme in Indonesia to support families when a huge chunk of their livelihood is lost in this manner. Sumatran Ranger Project offered compensation for the cow after meeting with the family and talking about what it meant for them to lose a

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OUR  vision

to ensure long term protection of the buffer zone of The Leuser Ecosystem in North Sumatra


To halt activities that damage the buffer zone and are a threat to wildlife, and to assist forest edge communities living within the buffer zone of the leuser ecosystem

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