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New Project: Restoration Programme in Sei Serdang Block Cinta Raja Resort.

Approximately 100 hectares of the Gunung Leuser National Park (GLNP) in Cinta Raja Resort were being illegally occupied by local community members. The park has been planted primarily with oil palm, orange, and rubber crops, with a portion of these already having reached the productive stage of their growth cycle, signalling that that this illegal [...]

OIC ESTABLISHES COMMUNITY PATROL TEAM TO PROTECT LEUSER FOREST IN KARO AND LANGKAT REGION

The Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) has established five community patrol teams in an effort to safeguard Karo-Langkat block of Leuser Ecosystem from any illegal activities such as illegal logging, poaching, and encroachment. The establishment of these patrol team, consisting of local community members and forest rangers (Polhut), was initiated by implementing basic patrol training programme [...]

A male orangutan rescued by HOCRU team

A male orangutan rescued by HOCRU team On 26 December 2013, HOCRU team firstly received a report from local people in Ujung Pandang village about a few orangutans roaming in oil palm plantation and eating young shoots of palm oil trees owned by local farmers. HOCRU did not visit the area straight away but instead [...]

RESTORATION, RESTORING THE FUNCTION OF LEUSER FOREST

It is over the past 5 years Hasan Basri or better known as Wak Baron along with some village people are doing the reforestation program or restoration in Gunung Leuser National Park. Wak Baron is the head of Kelompok Tani Pelindung Leuser (Leuser Protector Farmers Association) which was founded on 2008. This farmer association was [...]