The Sumatran Ranger Project

The Sumatran Ranger Project (SRP) 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 buffer zone (the space between the forest and where people live) 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. We also employ a team to manage a number of camera traps we have outside the Gunung Leuser National Park, to document the incredible biodiversity close to human settlement. In addition to providing long term employment SRP also assists forest edge communities by responding to human-wildlife conflict, helping to identify alternative income to oil palm and poaching, and providing community support to reduce reliance on illegal or harmful activity in the forest and buffer zone.

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

Our mission: To halt activities that damage the forest edge environment and are a threat to wildlife, and to support  forest edge communities living within the Leuser Ecosystem.