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The Sumatran Ranger Project

The Sumatran Ranger Project is a community conservation initiative, established to help provide long term protection of the Leuser Ecosystem forest edge to benefit both wildlife and people. We employ a team of  11 rangers (men and women) who patrol the edge of the Gunung Leuser National Park in North Sumatra; deactivating and destroying traps and snares, providing community outreach and education, mitigating and preventing human-wildlife conflict, collecting data and supporting communities to achieve sustainable and practical solutions to issues that affect quality of life and livelihoods. The rangers are all locals themselves, living in the forest edge communities they are working so hard to help protect and support. We monitor wildlife through camera traps, patrols and direct monitoring and we employ four staff to run our budding seedling programme; a community support initiative to help locals move away from oil palm and rubber and improve livelihoods. 

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