Happy International Day of Forest!! Forest has a vital role for human's life. Forest is the place where rivers flowing as the main water source for the society. Also, forest is very important for mitigating the effects of climate change.
The Leuser Ecosystem (Picture 1), is an area of forest located in the provinces of Aceh and North Sumatra on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Covering more than 2.6 million hectares, it is one of the richest expanses of tropical rain forest in Southeast Asia and is the last place on earth where sumatran elephant, sumatran rhinoceros, sumatran tiger and sumatran orangutan are found within one area.
Mean while, Batang Toru Ecosystem (Picture 2), is another unic forest in Tapanuli, North Sumatra. This ecosystem is the habitat for the newly described critically endangered Tapanuli Orangutan (Pongo Tapanuliensis), the rarest great ape in the world. Many other unic species such as Tapirs, Sun Bears, Serow, and Golden cats also found in this Harangan (forest) Tapanuli.
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