The Leuser Ecosystem, located in northern Sumatra, Indonesia, is the only place on Earth where the Sumatran tiger, rhinoceros, elephant, orang-utan and sun bear still co-exist in the wild. It is an intact forest of 259 000 square kilometers (6.4 million acres), a carbon storage powerhouse, and the source of drinking water and agricultural livelihood for millions.
The orang-utan, who call this place home, could be the first great ape
to go extinct if the Leuser Ecosystem forests keep falling. Canopy is part of the Love the Leuser Alliance, a global movement to save a stunningly rich expanse of tropical forest.
Sign the petition to support protection of the Leuser Ecosystem.
Watch this movie about our work, set in part in the magnificent Leuser Ecosystem.
Read our timeline towards securing long-lasting protection of the Leuser.