The Bukit Tigapuluh or “Thirty Hills” ecosystem in Sumatra is home to extraordinary rainforests that offer refuge to orangutans, tigers and elephants. While it’s recognised as a rare treasure for its exceptional diversity of life, Thirty Hills is under enormous threat.
Bukit Tigapuluh National Park, which was established in 1995, covers only 42 percent of the landscape. The remainder of the rainforest is unprotected and attractive to developers keen to expand rubber and palm oil plantations. Given the rapid pace at which Sumatra is losing its ancient rainforests t.. Read More