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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 us to share our vision […]

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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 National Strategic Area for environmental […]

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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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