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Gunung Leuser Ecoturism Development Program (GLEDP – Update)

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 [...]

I-DO Camp: Camp Merges Technology and Conservation for Local Students

Students play educational games to learn about park rules and conservation. Photo courtesy of Melanie Jae Martin. From July 23-25, Taiwanese undergraduates held a camp in Bukit Lawang, Sumatra, that taught local high school students to use technology as a conservation tool. The Taiwanese volunteers aimed to help local people in this popular rainforest tourism [...]

Gunung Leuser Ecotourism Development Programme: Progress Report 1

During the period of January-March 2009, the Sumatran Orangutan Ecotourism Development Project focused primarily on the preparation and implementation of tour guide training. It is crucial that the guides have a high level of knowledge on the forest, as well as associated conservation issues, so that they can pass on this information to national and [...]

New Film about Guidelines for Visitors to the Gunung Leuser National Park

A film on guidelines for visitors to the Gunung Leuser National Park has been produced by the Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) in conjunction with Source of Indonesia (SOI). This film, which runs for 15 minutes, is available online hosted by youtube or you can watch it on our video archive page. This short film will [...]