Summary
Sumatra has lost over half its trees so a bold plan of action was needed to save the remaining forest. In 2010, WWF and partners embarked on a novel experiment to protect Sumatra’s Bukit Tigapuluh or “30 Hills” landscape by applying for a commercial management license to conserve remaining forests surrounding Bukit Tigapuluh National Park. After five years of steadfast work to secure political support, community buy-in, and government approval, WWF and partners successfully acquired two blocks of forest, dubbed Jambi I and Jambi II, as a restoration concession bordering the national park. As a result, 100,000 acres of forest originally earmarked to be logged are being managed for their long-term conservation value.

Challenge
Not all landscapes are created equally. Sumatra is a rare jewel; the Indonesian island contains a disproportionate number of plant and animal species within its rainforests, some of which—such as the Sumatran orangutan—are found nowhere else on Earth. The world needs to know this.

Solution
Evermaven sent a team to Indonesia to bring back images of this timely and critical story.

Partners
World Wildlife Fund

Services
Photography

Photography