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Bukit lawang and Tangkahan are ecotourism places which have special interest both for Sumatran orangutan and elephant. Uncontrolled tourism activities resulted a threat to the existence of flora and fauna in GLNP. OIC then planned a program to minimize that threat as to make Bukit Lawang as an ecotourism area benefits to all sides of GLNP especially orangutan.

This program focused on providing visitors as education through various books were made by OIC as well as guides training to develop their capacity to a better service later.

The Program was carried out on 2009-2010 and has the main objectives as to increase Bukit Lawang and Tangkahan community capacity .

The Expected Outcomes

  • To increase a capacity of Bukit Lawang and Tangkahan Guides by training and providing a conservational education to take an active role conserving and preserving of GLNP.
  • To get the existence of education materials to local and overseas visitors by giving conservation messages to decrease a threat of GLNP and its species.

Bukit Lawang and Tangkahan Guide Training

Bukit Lawang and Tangkahan Guide Training

Bukit Lawang and Tangkahan Guide Training

The training carried out twice in Bukit Lawang and once in Tangkahan then had outlined into 4 trainings : ecotourism, environmental education, Search and Rescue (SAR), Publication and Documentation. The training was delivered by power point and practice. Games as well as ice breaking on break time. Each participant has to fill the pre test to know how far their knowledge before. And filling the post test at the end.

The training has enlarged knowledge of conservation for guides then We can see over the pre and the post tests. And the shedule of training as follows :



Time / Date



Bukit Lawang ecotourism Part I

Tangkahan ecotourism

Bukit Lawang ecotourism Part II

24 – 28 February 2009

03 – 07 March 2009

16 – 20 May 2009

Eco Lodge Bukit Lawang

CRU Tangkahan

Eco Lodge Bukit Lawang

2. Bukit Lawang education of conservation

Tangkahan eduaction of conservation

Bukit Lawang education of conservation II

17 – 21 Maret 2009

24 – 28 Maret 2009

30 Juni – 4 Juli 2009

Eco Lodge Bukit Lawang

CRU Tangkahan

Eco Lodge Bukit Lawang


SAR Bukit Lawang

SAR Tangkahan

SAR Bukit Lawang II

14 – 17 April 2009

21 – 24 April 2009

11 – 14 November 2009

Camping Ground Bukit Lawang


Camping Ground Bukit Lawang


PUBDOK Bukit Lawang

PUBDOK Tangkahan

PUBDOK Bukit Lawang II

6, 7, 9 May 2009

4, 5, 8 May 2009

22, 23 December 2009

Eco Lodge Bukit Lawang

CRU Tangkahan

HPI Bukit Lawang office

Number of Participants :

No Location Amount
1 Bukit Lawang I 25 - 5
2 Tangkahan - 30 -
3 Bukit Lawang II 30 - 5
Total 95 participants

Perception of Bukit Lawang Visitors

This is surveyed to know how is the changes in Bukit Lawang and visitor perception of GLNP and its Guide. It started at the first few months 2009 and then was evaluated in the last month. Target of this survey is the visitor. 387 people have been interviewed and we can see the following result at the next enclosure.

Sign Board Assembling and an Appeal Sign Post

Sign Board Assembling and an Appeal Sign Post

Sign Board Assembling and an Appeal Sign Post

To give information and guideliness for visitors which are telling about orangutan and its rules. These are lied at the front of National Park Office and the assembling of sign board and sign post subsequently started on November 2008 up to December 2009.

3 Sign Boards are assembled at the gate of GLNP and at front of GLNP resort office. For an Appeal Sign Post lied at the border of Bahorok river close to information corner.

The expected outcomes are to decrease any negatives of environmental activities , such as feeding orangutan which is damaging its habitat and so on.

Guide Line`s movie to Gunung Leuser National Park

This movie was conducted to share an information about GLNP and its specific species Sumatran orangutan as endangered species as well as its habitat in 15 minutes. Under coordination with Source of Indonesia ( SoI ) the movie was done on November 2008.

Guide Line`s movie to Gunung Leuser National Park

Guide Line`s movie to Gunung Leuser National Park

Information Corner

Information Corner Bukit Lawang

Information Corner Bukit Lawang

Info corner lies close to gate towards feeding site. This building reactivated and expected as the information centre of orangutan and GLNP. After being renovated, the info corner became as the theatre of movie and checking site for visitors before going to feeding site. The movie displays twice a day at morning and afternoon before feeding time. The Info Corner provides education materials as poster about GLNP and orangutan. And the info corner also carried out training of monitoring area as well as orangutan treatment. This action under coordination between Gunung Luser National Park Office with YOSL- OIC.