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Story Publication logo March 13, 2022

The Repentance Path of Former Leuser Illegal Loggers who are now Forest Rangers (Video)


Image of a mountain in the foreground. There are trees nearby.

A former forest encroacher is now a forest recovery actor.


This story excerpt was translated from bahasa Indonesia. To watch the original video in full, visit Sumatra Dispatch on Youtube. Our website is available in English, Spanish, bahasa Indonesia, French, and Portuguese.

Efforts to restore the Gunung Leuser National Park area in southeast Aceh, which has been damaged by forest encroachment and illegal logging for many years, are trying to be overcome by involving former encroachers and loggers to become reforestation actors as well as forest rangers.

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Video by Tonggo Simangunsong. Indonesia, 2022.