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Rainforest protection

A cross-organisational initiative to protect the Leuser ecosystem

The 2.6-million-hectare Leuser ecosystem is located in the Indonesian provinces of Aceh and North Sumatra. It is one of the largest, still intact, contiguous rainforests in Southeast Asia and the only place in the world where endangered species such as orangutans, rhinos, elephants, and tigers share the same habitat. PanEco has been working here for several years as part of a Landscape Conservation Project with long-standing, trustworthy partners – and with generous support from the Arcus Foundation.

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Community service in Medan: making biodiversity measurable

PanEco offers up to four places for community service volunteers in its programmes in Indonesia. To qualify for an assignment, the volunteers must have a suitable professional profile and some experience, and they must be available for several months. At the same time, our team in Indonesia must also be able to offer a meaningful job. Sometimes everything comes together just right, as in the case of Kevin Knecht, who tells us about his four-month assignment in Medan, North Sumatra.

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Moving into the Orangutan Haven on Sumatra

We are about to officially launch a new project that is unique in the world: Our Orangutan Haven will be the new home for orangutans that can no longer be released into the wild due to various impairments. The Haven is also an environmental education centre on the topics of rainforest, orangutans and illegal wildlife trade. The first orangutans are now being relocated from the quarantine and rehabilitation centre on Sumatra to a number of islands in Orangutan Haven.

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Environmental education in the Orangutan Haven

In our latest project, the “Orangutan Haven” on Sumatra, we sensitize Indonesian and foreign visitors to the threats to the rainforest and its inhabitants. We impart knowledge about biodiversity, climate change and sustainable development in a variety of ways. Let us introduce our holistic environmental education project!

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Planting mangroves and community work

One of the preconditions for implementing successful environmental protection programs is
to raise the level of knowledge and general awareness among the population. For this
reason, PanEco is committed to contribute to environmental education in both Switzerland
and Indonesia. More than 20 years ago, we initiated the Environmental Education Centre
PPLH Puntondo on the island of South Sulawesi and we have supported it financially and
professionally ever since. Learn more about the activities of the PPLH
Puntondo!

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Evaluation in the Jantho Nature Reserve

How do we measure the impact of our work in Indonesia? How do we evaluate the implementation of our projects and programmes? Together with our sister organisation YEL and other long-term partners, we run a total of seven programmes in Indonesia. Last month, one of our grant projects was reviewed by the British funding organisation UK Aid as part of a three-year programme.

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