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Bukit Lawang...more than just orangutan!

Bukit Lawang...more than just orangutan!

Help me promote the amazing biodiversity of Gunung Leuser National Park by sending in your photos from this area of outstanding natural beauty! Together we can promote bukit lawang as a destination for things other than orangutan with the hope of creating a long term future for the people, the place and of course the wildlife :-) Sign in to join mission

Bukit Lawang...more than just orangutan!
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Bukit Lawang in Gunung Leuser National Park, North Sumatra has been a tourist destination for many years due to the presence of the Bohorok orangutan Rehabilitation centre which actually closed down in 1995. What remains is a viewing platform at which the ex-captive rehabilitate orangutans are fed at 8am and 3pm. The majority of visitors come to Bukit Lawang with the express aim of seeing orangutans which places pressure on guides to guarantee sightings. The wildlife on the popular trails has become habituated and consequently has developed abnormal behaviours. People seem to have lost focus and forgotten that in addition to the critically endangered sumatran orangutan there is also an amazing amount of biodiversity in the forests of GLNP. The aim of this mission is to create a collection and promote awareness of the species found in and around Bukit Lawang with the hope of taking the pressure off the orangutans and other wildlife and to encourage appropriate behaviours (by the human visitors) and sustainable trekking practises.

Bukit Lawang...more than just orangutan!

Lat: 3.51 Long: 98.16

Recent Spottings

long horn beetle? greenhillsumatra 3 1 long horn beetle?
Ambulyx hawk moth greenhillsumatra 4 3 Ambulyx hawk moth
Cicada greenhillsumatra 1 0 Cicada
swallowtail moth greenhillsumatra 5 2 swallowtail moth
Lantern bug greenhillsumatra 1 1 Lantern bug
Spotting greenhillsumatra 14 8 Spotting
Spotting greenhillsumatra 2 0 Spotting
Lesser coucal (juvenile) greenhillsumatra 1 1 Lesser coucal (juvenile)
Spiny Hill Turtle greenhillsumatra 21 13 Spiny Hill Turtle
Sumatran orangutan IngridBarrington 1 2 Sumatran orangutan
Spotting greenhillsumatra 2 1 Spotting
violin beetle greenhillsumatra 17 10 violin beetle
yellow vented bulbul greenhillsumatra 1 1 yellow vented bulbul
changeable lizard greenhillsumatra 1 1 changeable lizard
long tailed macaque IngridBarrington 1 2 long tailed macaque
Spotting greenhillsumatra 1 2 Spotting
Thomas leaf monkey greenhillsumatra 13 10 Thomas leaf monkey
Spotting greenhillsumatra 5 2 Spotting
dead leaf mantis greenhillsumatra 10 2 dead leaf mantis
Sumatran orangutan greenhillsumatra 7 0 Sumatran orangutan
Spotting greenhillsumatra 2 2 Spotting
black crested bulbul greenhillsumatra 2 2 black crested bulbul
common iora greenhillsumatra 2 4 common iora
Spotting greenhillsumatra 0 2 Spotting
Daphnusa hawk moth greenhillsumatra 1 2 Daphnusa hawk moth
eurybrachyidae planthopper greenhillsumatra 0 4 eurybrachyidae planthopper
Black giant squirrel greenhillsumatra 1 0 Black giant squirrel
Sumatran orangutan greenhillsumatra 1 0 Sumatran orangutan
flying lizard greenhillsumatra 3 1 flying lizard
Paper butterfly greenhillsumatra 9 0 Paper butterfly
spotted giant flying tree squirrel greenhillsumatra 4 0 spotted giant flying tree squirrel
Emperor cicada greenhillsumatra 2 2 Emperor cicada
Asian Porcupine greenhillsumatra 0 0 Asian Porcupine
Lantern bug greenhillsumatra 0 1 Lantern bug
Stink bug greenhillsumatra 0 1 Stink bug
Dark eared tree frog greenhillsumatra 0 1 Dark eared tree frog
Great argus pheasant - male greenhillsumatra 0 1 Great argus pheasant - male
Spotting greenhillsumatra 0 0 Spotting
orangutan IngridBarrington 0 1 orangutan
Spotting greenhillsumatra 0 1 Spotting
White handed gibbon greenhillsumatra 0 0 White handed gibbon
Spotting greenhillsumatra 0 1 Spotting

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