The Leuser Ecosystem in is a 6.5 million-acre forest in Sumatra, Indonesia and is one of the most diverse and precious places in the world. Home to thousands of plant and animal species—including the endangered Sumatran Orangutan—it is under threat as it is cleared for palm oil, textiles, logging and development. By protecting it, we not only protect the species who call it home, but also the millions of people who rely on it for their livelihoods. Protecting our ancient forests is also important to our biodiversity and helps reduce the impact of climate change.
This is the first step in the #ThereSheGrows initiative, so stay tuned. There’s much more to come.
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