The Leuser Landscape in Aceh Province is home to some of nature’s best work. This area is known as a biodiversity hotspot, with the rich forest ecosystem serving as habitat for a number of endemic, globally-valued species such as Sumatran Orangutan, elephants, rhinos, and tigers.
USAID LESTARI works with a range of private sector partners operating within its landscapes in order to secure their commitments towards low emissions business practices that reduce deforestation and improve conditions for biodiversity conservation.
Human-orangutan conflict is usual in other regions, especially in plantations near to forest. Most of the local people are aware that orangutan is an endangered and protected species. Nevertheless, they are often injured or even killed because they are considered pests to their plantations.
Well-functioning climate services can play a critical role in managing the risks of a changing and variable climate, helping decision-makers understand, anticipate, and manage climate-related risks across a range of time scales, from days to decades.