“ Interns work directly with the project founder Nora Arriazu who is a environmental educator and wildlife welfare specialist”
Join the tiger patrol to protect this precious habitat
Our Tiger Conservation Internship in North Sumatra will offer you the chance to join a one-week jungle tiger patrol in the stunning Gunung Leuser National Park. This is part of a wider project by our partner Ibu Bumi Orangutan, an NGO dedicated to protecting this unique bio-hotspot. Apart from tracking the elusive Sumatran tiger, they have a range of community programs to mitigate human-tiger conflict. Foremost, their efforts involve supporting the local villages bordering the park. Practically, this means providing them with training and skills to have sustainable livelihoods and protect the forest and its animals. These education efforts are supported by the University of North Sumatra and interns can receive a university certificate after completing their Tiger Conservation Internship.
Tiger Conservation Internship Responsibilities
-Tiger Patrol: Tracking and installing camera traps inside of Gunung Leuser National Park as part of a professional ranger team (1-week jungle trekking and camping)
-Livelihood Development program & Stakeholder Development
-Local ecotourism development ( Ecotourism Village)
-Animal welfare management
-Agroforestry program ( Natural Medicine Garden, Compost & Permaculture )
-Tree planting (Multi-species fruit trees as an alternative to palm oil)
-Deer Conservation & Reintroduction Program/Sustainable deer farm
-Educational school program for English language and Environmental Skills
Relish Sumatra's UNESCO World Heritage Site
Welcome to Leuser Mountain, a vast and spectacular mountain range in the heart of Sumatra, Indonesia. Spanning three provinces, the area is home to some of the most unique and fascinating wildlife on the planet. The mountain range is part of the Leuser Ecosystem, which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most important protected areas in the world. The area is divided into two distinct sections: the lowland rainforest and the highland montane forest. The lowland rainforest is the most biodiverse and is home to a variety of unique species including the Sumatran Orangutan, the Sumatran Tiger, and the Sumatran Rhinoceros.
The Leuser Ecosystem is an important resource for the local population, who depend upon the rivers and streams for drinking and agricultural water. It is also a major resource for the global community, as it harbours important medicines for the treatment of various diseases. Leuser is an incredible destination for any wildlife conservationist.