• 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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  • Seeds of hope for Aceh Tamiang elephant corridor

    On Sunday 10th May local high school students visited the Aceh Tamiang restoration site in the Leuser Ecosystem to lend a hand in replanting trees where a great forest once stood. This protected area of forest was destroyed to make way for illegal oil palms. Thanks to our supporters and the collaboration of local authorities, NGOs and […]

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  • 141 organisations, 1 voice: Cancel the Aceh spatial plan!

    In a huge logistical effort with less that 48 hours notice, 32 different civil society organisations were represented at a meeting in Jakarta on Wednesday with senior Indonesian government officials, including 20 from Aceh. They presented an open letter to the President of Indonesia signed by 141 local, national and international groups from around the world […]

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