• Last Place on Earth Challenge

    We thanks Orangutan Odysseys for running the The Last Place on Earth Challenge in August. The mission: to raise awareness and funds for the Leuser Ecosystem, the last place on earth where orangutans, tigers, elephants, and rhinos co-exist in the wild. The brave and hardy participants came from all over

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    Leonardo DiCaprio Visits the Leuser Ecosystem

      The Leuser Ecosystem is threatened by invasive oil palm plantations, logging and road developments, but recognition of its irreplaceable value is growing among Indonesian and global audiences In March actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio visited the Leuser Ecosystem which will feature on his upcoming documentary on climate change. The visit allowed

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  • Aceh’s Citizen Lawsuit: A Protracted Tug-of-war Over the Future of the Leuser Ecosystem

    An alliance of concerned citizens has mobilised in response to the Government of Aceh’s legalization of the Spatial Land Use Plan in 2013, a plan which entirely dissolves the protection of the Leuser Ecosystem. The highly contested Spatial Plan makes no mention of the existence of the forest as a

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  • Farwiza won Whitley Award 2016

    Winner of the 2016 Whitley Awards: Farwiza Farhan

    “The threat of floods, landslides, drought and other natural disasters is a very real threat. We hope that members of government will open their hearts and minds and see these demands for what they are… We do this because it’s important for us, for the people of Aceh and for

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  • Ketambe Research Station reopened

    Ketambe Research Station is the first orangutan research station in the world and was built by Dr. Herman D. Rikjsen, a Dutch researcher, in 1971. Nestled in the heart of the Leuser Ecosystem in Aceh Tenggara the Ketambe Research Station continues to be a site of natural wonder and beauty. It

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