• 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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  • How elephants benefit from forest restoration

    Right now history is being made in the Leuser Ecosystem. If you were in Aceh Tamiang this week you would hear the sound of chainsaws ringing out. But for once this isn’t a bad thing. It is the sound of illegal oil palms being cleared to begin restoration of this vital part of the Leuser […]

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  • Paul Hilton’s film on the Poaching Crisis in the Leuser Ecosystem

      Last month renowned conservation photographer Paul Hilton visited us in Aceh and went on patrol with the Leuser Conservation Forum (FKL) Rangers. He saw the poaching crisis first hand and refused to look away. Paul brought back some incredible photographs and made a powerful short film about the reality on the ground right now. […]

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