Wildlife Protection Units

The Wildlife Protection Units are always hard at work patrolling the Bukit Tigapuluh (BTP) ecosystem.

These brave teams search for and investigate illegal activities within the area including encroachment, illegal logging and poaching. They are also heavily involved with wildlife monitoring and are experts at detecting the presence of various species including tiger, orangutan, elephant and tapir. 

The members of the Wildlife Protection Units work in very tough conditions and have to make their way through all sorts of rugged terrain. Some areas are only accessible on foot or on off-road motorbikes. The Orangutan Project funds the Wildlife Protection Units to help protect the diverse wildlife in the BTP ecosystem. This includes over 150 critically endangered Sumatran orangutans that have been released into this forest. 

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