Preserving Forest Habitat in Sumatra

On the island of Sumatra, forests are being logged for pulp and paper production, and illegal oil palm plantations. A large surviving block of forest in the vicinity of Bukit Tigapuluh National Park in central Sumatra provides home to a wealth of wildlife, including Sumatran Elephants, Sumatran Orangutans, 30 of the remaining 400 Sumatran Tigers, and many other threatened species such as the Sun Bear and Clouded Leopard. FIF’s grant to the Rainforest Trust will support conservation work with local Indonesian partner Yayasan Konservasi Ekosistem Hutan Sumatera (KEHUS) to acquire logging concessions and create three protected areas totaling 200,396 acres in this forested region. As part of this project, wildlife patrol units are being established to prevent illegal activities.

  • Year of grant: 2016
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Grantee: Rainforest Trust