FIELD RESEARCH CENTER
The Leuser ecosystem of Sumatra, Indonesia is a biodiversity hot spot under enormous threat from deforestation and poaching. WPS is partnering with the NGO Forum Konservasi Leuser (FKL) to protect the critically endangered Sumatran Rhino from habitat destruction and poaching and to monitor populations for successful breeding.
WPS has rebuilt a research camp in Leuser, which will serve as a base of operations and bring more scientific studies of the endangered wildlife, including orangutans, tigers, tapirs, elephants, and sun bears.
WPS also funds rhino protection units (RPUs) to patrol the area and prevent wildlife crime by dismantling snares and traps which are used to poach wildlife. Field cameras further assist the RPUs by providing greater insight in to the activities occurring in the area.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We're always looking for help by providing cameras, field equipment for wildlife rangers, and in monitoring our real-time feeds for potential poaching activity. Make a donation below, or choose any of the following items and we'll make sure they get to our rangers on the front-lines of conservation.