I have joined up to participate in the Last Place on Earth Challenge which has been created to help raise urgently needed funds along with worldwide awareness to this critically important habitat. I'm excited to be part of an event that truly does help to make a difference for the orangutans, rhinos, elephants & tigers and their rainforest home in the Leuser ecosystem.
At around 2.63 million hectares, the Leuser Ecosystem really is a world unto itself—a rich expanse of original tropical lowland rainforests, cloud covered mountains and swampy peatlands. It is among the most biodiverse ecosystems ever recorded by science, and it is the Last Place on Earth where Sumatran orangutans, elephants, tigers & rhinos still roam free side by side.
However the Leuser Ecosystem in now under threat. Despite being protected under Indonesian national law, massive industrial development is being planned for logging, palm oil, pulp and paper plantations and mining which threaten the entire ecosystem, as well as the continued well being of the millions of Acehnese traditional landholders who depend on it for their food, water and livelihoods.
Your donation will help me reach my total of $2,500.00 I have agreed to raise which will go to help protect and restore the Leuser Ecosystem.