Last Place on Earth Challenge has been created to help raise ugently needed funds along with worldwide awareness to this critically important habitat This is your chance to become 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 wellbeing of the millions of Acehnese traditional landholders who depend on it for their food, water and livelihoods.
Will you join this event as either a participant or a sponsor to help with the protection of the Leuser Ecosystem? Learn more about what’s at stake in the animation video below.
Time is definitely short, especially in the lowland rainforests and the carbon-rich peatlands. We need to take urgent action to secure the permanent protection of the priceless Leuser Ecosystem. Given the scale of the climate and biodiversity crisis, we simply cannot afford to lose the critical habitat.
The funds raised from this event will go to our local partners working tirelessly on the ground to protect and restore the Leuser Ecosystem.