Gunung Leuser

Gunung Leuser

 

the largest wildlife preserve in Indonesia, located in the province of Atjeh on the island of Sumatra. Its area totals 416,500 hectares. The preserve was created in 1934 for the conservation of the areas inhabited by the Sumatran rhinoceros and orangutan. The Malaysian tiger is also found in Gunung Leuser. There are numerous species of ungulates and birds. Picturesque landscapes are also preserved, as are uncoverings of rocks in the vicinity of the highest point of northern Sumatra—Mount Leuser (3,466 m).

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The Oscar-winning Hollywood actor and the United Nations representative on climate change, who visited the Gunung Leuser National Park in Aceh recently, may now be banned from returning to the country after he said that palm oil cultivation in Indonesia was destroying rainforests and wildlife.
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