• 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 National Strategic Area for environmental […]

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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 future generations,” said Farwiza Farhan. […]

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  • Roads to destruction

    A recent study in PLOS One reveals the alarming threats road construction plans pose for Southeast Asia’s endangered mammals. One of the road plans identified by experts as a dangerous contributor to habitat conversion and illegal hunting was the Ladia Galaska road plan criss-crossing through the Leuser Ecosystem. If this road plan continues, the result by […]

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