Leuser Ecosystem

The Leuser Ecosystem is an area of forest located in the provinces of Aceh and North Sumatra on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Covering more than 2.6 million hectares it is one of the richest expanses of tropical rain forest in Southeast Asia and is the last place on earth where sumatran elephant, sumatran rhinoceros, sumatran tiger and sumatran orangutan are found within one area.

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Leuser Ecosystem - Threats - Roads
... One of the biggest threats to the Leuser Ecosystem is the building of road networks through the forest ... the east and west coasts of Aceh and cut through the Leuser Ecosystem in at least nine places would have a devastating effect on the area's wildlife, many of which will not cross a road ... majority of which would lie within the boundaries of the Leuser Ecosystem ...
Leuser Ecosystem - Threats - Palm Oil Plantations
... This has created international movement to save Tripa, conservationist groups aligned together creating international campaign that resulted in historic cancellation of Palm Oil plantation permits, creating legal precedent to save the critically endangered Orangutan habitat. ...