Restoration of the Leuser Ecosystem is crucial to maintain the balance of the ecosystem, and for the forest to provide ecosystem services that we enjoy everyday. Deforestation has negatively impacted livelihoods and fragmenting wildlife population in the Leuser Ecosystem. Not only did this fragment key wildlife populations and cause human-wildlife conflict, it also damages a critical watershed, compromising the safety and livelihoods of local communities in the area.

Rainforests has the potential to restore quickly if it is maintained and protected, and we work alongside our partners to keep a watchful eye to ensure the restoration of the forest.  Once regenerated, this forest will again provide clean water and many other vital ecosystem services to the people of Aceh. Species that have been separated or fragmented will have their chance at reuniting and surviving extinction. We will continue to work day and night to ensure that the Leuser Ecosystem can be fully restored and maintained as one of the world’s most important biodiversity hotspots.

FKL cuts palm oil in crucial wildlife habitat and restore to ensure connectivity of wildlife biodiversity. (Credit: Junaidi Hanafiah)