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The Lion's Share in Sumatra
29 Sep 2018 -  The Leuser ecosystem, in Sumatra, Indonesia, with 2.6 million hectares of contiguous primary tropical forest. It is the last remaining place where orangutans, rhinos, tigers, and elephant coexist.
Plantation development, encroachment and illegal settlement, infrastructure and industrial development such as roads and dams, have led to clearance and degradation of vast pristine forest areas. This has also led to conflict between wildlife and the local population.
The Lion’s Share has joined a coalition around the Leuser Ecosystem Action Fund (LEAF) which was co-founded by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and the Sumatran Orangutan Society to purchase a strip of degraded land – a human wildlife conflict and poaching hotspot – adjacent to the Gunung Leuser national park that will be restored into forest. This area will act as a buffer zone between the community area and national park, and will be managed by a local NGO.