The Leuser Ecosystem

The Leuser Ecosystem spans the provinces of Aceh and North Sumatra on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Over 35 times the size of Singapore, this majestic and ancient ecosystem covers more than 2.6 million hectares of lowland rainforests, peat swamps, montane and coastal forests and alpine meadows.

Globally recognized as one of the richest expanses of tropical rainforest found anywhere in Southeast Asia, the Leuser Ecosystem is also one of Asia’s largest carbon sinks.

What We Do

Wildlife Protection

FKL operates 26 Wildlife Protection Teams across the Leuser Ecosystem, patrolling 15 days every month tasked to protect key wildlife habitats and dismantle snares.

Restoration

Restoration is a key aspect of FKL’s work in the Leuser Ecosystem, and plans to restore crucial areas such as wildlife corridors to ensure the future of the species are intact.

Research and Monitoring Station

The Leuser Ecosystem complex ecosystem and rich biodiversity is nature’s gift to the world and is one of the best places to conduct research.

Community

Communities experience the biggest impact from environmental loss and disasters, thus it is crucial to empower them to protect the forest.

Forest Monitoring

Forests nearby settlements are very prone to illegal forestry activities because of the ease of access, thus a need to increase monitoring presence in the area is important.

Wildlife Conflict

Human-wildlife conflict occurs very often, and mitigating the impact of the incidents will benefit both human and wildlife.

Latest News

Inisitatif Pengurangan dan Penyerapan Emisi

Inisiatif Pengurangan dan Penyerapan Emisi Pernahkah anda bertanya-tanya tentang kondisi lingkungan hidup kita saat ini: bencana alam seperti banjir dan kebakaran hutan yang makin marak, kekeringan yang terjadi di banyak daerah di Indonesia, kekurangan hasil ...
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Rescue Anak Beruang Madu

Pada sore hari tanggal 8 Agustus, seorang personil dari markas militer di tingkat kabupaten di Kabupaten Aceh Timur melaporkan melalui telepon ke Tim Perlindungan Gajah (EPT) FKL yang berdasarkan pengamatannya di tepi hutan yang berbatasan ...
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Sun Bear Cub Rescue

On the afternoon of the 8th of August, a personnel from the military headquarters on the district level at in Aceh Timur District reported via phone to the FKL’s Elephant Protection Team (EPT) that based ...
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Perjalanan 3 Hari untuk Mengobati Dua Gajah yang Terluka

Tim Perlindungan Gajah FKL (EPT) dan Tim Patroli CRU sedang melakukan patroli rutin di Kawasan Ekosistem Leuser, kabupaten Aceh Timur. Sementara pada patroli mereka pada tanggal 27 Juli, tim menemukan sekelompok gajah liar yang berkeliaran ...
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Since 2014, FKL has worked extensively to cut illegal oil palms, restore, and dismantle snares in the Leuser Ecosystem