Tree Planting for Critical Wildlife Habitat
In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of human-wildlife conflicts in the Leuser Ecosystem. In order to mitigate the impacts, Connect for Cause supports the restoration of a couple hundred hectares of forest to connect fragmented areas of the elephant corridor with our partners HAkA Sumatra and Leuser Conservation Forum. Until now, we have planted 280 trees together with our community and partners.
The Leuser Ecosystem is among the most biologically abundant landscapes ever described. It is the last place on earth where orangutans, elephants, tigers and rhinos co-exist in the wild.
Unfortunately in recent years, there has been an increase in the number of human-wildlife conflicts in the area. In order to mitigate the impacts, CFC supports the restoration of a couple hundred hectares of forest to connect fragmented areas of the elephant corridor, allowing elephants to migrate as well as reducing economic loss of communities from human-wildlife conflicts.
The trees are planted on the land surrounding Conservation Response Unit (CRU) Serbajadi is located in Aceh Timur District, and is within the key lowland forests on the Leuser Ecosystem. This CRU is a base for patrolling rangers who work for HAkA Sumatra and Leuser Conservation Forum (FKL) alongside the government’s conservation patrol elephant unit. These ranger patrol units protect this area of Leuser that is rich in biodiversity of plant and wildlife species, but it is also an area that is fertile for cultivation and plantations. Another key important point, our partners also make sure to implement a diversity of native trees which has been well adapted to the areas that are being reforested, to support biodiversity. Tree planting efforts should not invite monocultures.
Details Campaign and Impact
Until now, we have planted together with our community and partners 280 trees to support the connection of fragmented areas of the elephant corridor in the Leuser Ecosystem. As well supported the organisation HAkA through our Media CSR program to make the impact visible.
We have big plans for this collaboration in the future and hope you join us to protect and restore more areas of the rainforest.