The Sumatran Ranger Project

The Sumatran Ranger Project is a community conservation initiative, established to help provide long term protection of the Leuser Ecosystem buffer zone environment to benefit both wildlife and people. We employ a team of rangers who patrol the forest edge of the Leuser Ecosystem in North Sumatra province; deactivating traps and snares, providing community outreach and education, mitigating wildlife conflict, collecting data and identifying and implementing alternative livelihood schemes.

Our vision: To ensure long term protection of the buffer zone and forest edge communities of the Leuser Ecosystem in North Sumatra.

Our mission: To halt activities that damage the buffer zone environment and are a threat to wildlife, and to assist in identifying sustainable alternative solutions for forest edge communities living within the buffer zone of the Leuser Ecosystem.