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 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.
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