Safeguarding Sumatra: Over 200,000 Acres Protected!

By Claire Kaufman, Environmental and Sustainability Program Manager

Over the past 70 years, Indonesia has lost the majority of its lush rainforest. Nowhere is this rapid deforestation more apparent than on the island of Sumatra. Every minute, a forested area the size of five football fields is cleared on the island to make way for paper, rubber, and palm oil plantations.

Thanks to YOU, we have helped to fully fund the protection of 200,396 acres of critical habitat in Sumatra. This habitat, home to populations of threatened orangutans, elephants and tigers, is essential for the survival of Sumatra’s wildlife.

Now with the land protected, Rainforest Trust and their local partner will focus on training Wildlife Protection Units to patrol the forests and prevent illegal activity. So thank YOU for your continued support! The orangutans sure appreciate it!

Click here to protect more rainforest! Together, we can continue to save critical habitat all over the globe.

Photos copyright @ Neil Turner, vincentraal, and Ilya Yakubovich.


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by Claire Kaufman, January 9, 2018