Wildlife & Landscapes

Leuser Ecosystem Action Fund

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The Leuser Ecosystem in Sumatra is ranked as one of the “World’s most irreplaceable protected areas” Leuser is the last place in the world where Sumatran orangutans, rhinos, elephants and tigers still co-exist in the wild. 

The natural forests of Leuser are under immense and mounting threats from legal and illegal activities and from radical land use plans which could see much of its natural resources and economic benefits irreversibly destroyed in just a few years.

In order to scale up our impact in the face of such urgency, LDF was instrumental in the creation of the Leuser Ecosystem Action Fund (LEAF). The Fund will invest in a range of conservation strategies to secure the long-term preservation of this ecosystem. 

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