Projects: Bukit Barisan Selatan

Conservation challenges
  • Poaching and habitat encroachment are very serious problems threatening Sumatran rhinos, elephants, and tigers in BBS
  • Many areas are degraded and increasingly prone to fragmentation

WWF Achievements to Date

  • Digital base map of BBS and its boundaries is almost complete
  • Preliminary data on distribution of neighboring villages, forest types, human encroachment, as well as rhino, elephant, and other large mammal distributions have been collected
  • Stakeholder consultations in Tanggamus and Lampung Barat districts and socio-economic surveys for 17 neighboring villages have been conducted. This information is used to develop new options for sustainable livelihoods for local people
  • Well-equipped and trained Rhino Protection Units are maintaining patrols in key parts of the park

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