The Leuser Ecosystem - Canopy

The Leuser Ecosystem

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.

Read our timeline towards securing long-lasting protection of the Leuser.

Watch this movie about our work, set in part in the magnificent Leuser Ecosystem.