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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 [...]

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 [...]