The geological formations and cliffs at Batu Kapal provide the haven needed for the persistence and protection of the threatened fauna that continues to survive in this area. Farming, land clearance for palm oil, and urbanisation, place continual pressure on the survival of this wildlife refuge.
Our RAINFOREST RESCUE program aims to secure high value parcels of land adjacent to this wildlife haven to prevent further destruction of the forest and the wildlife that lives within it.
Covering over 2.6 million hectares, the Sumatran rainforest is an important source for the Earth’s oxygen.
It is one of the richest areas of tropical biodiversity in Southeast Asia, as well as being the last place on earth to find the Sumatran tiger, rhino, elephant and Orangutan in one place.
Batu Kapal is found in North Sumatra, on the doorstep to the extraordinary Gunung Leuser National Park, and is a very rich biodiversity hotspot occurring on private landholdings and public land. The protection of this and other wildlife buffer zones is critical for the survival of the Sumatran rainforest.
Land clearance and illegal logging are a huge threat to the survival of the Orangutan and other species in the Batu Kapal buffer zone, and even in the protected areas of the Gunung Leuser National Park in Sumatra.
Over 80% of orangutans live in unprotected forests. This puts them at an even greater risk of extinction since their forest habitat can be destroyed by the encroaching settlement, logging concessions, plantations and mining.
Have you always wanted your very own piece of rainforest to protect, conserve and reforest?
Join us to rescue the Sumatran rainforest piece by piece, metre by metre, for less than the price of a cup of coffee a day!
By donating to buy land in this fragile wildlife corridor, you are helping us save the rainforest and protect the animals that live within it.
Many other species endemic to Sumatran rainforest are under imminent threat.
Thomas Leaf Monkeys are currently listed as vulnerable, which means that unless the circumstances threatening their survival and reproduction improve, they are likely to become another endangered species. Their main threat is habitat loss. They are therefore forced into farmland in search for food, having a reputation by farmers as ”crop pests.”
Bohorok, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia