CBC.CA: How a B.C. idea could help save a ‘storybook’ jungle in Indonesia

Politicians and environmentalists from Aceh visit B.C. to learn about Great Bear Rainforest

By Bethany Lindsay

There are more than 12,000 kilometres between the Great Bear Rainforest and the jungles of the Leuser ecosystem in northern Sumatra — more than a quarter of the Earth’s circumference.

Even in winter, the temperature rarely drops below 25 C in the Leuser, a tropical rainforest that sits just north of the equator in Indonesia’s Aceh province. It’s a stark contrast to the snow-capped mountains of the Great Bear.



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