Thank You for Your Interest in SUMECO (Sumatra Ecoproject)

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Before continuing on this page, I believe it is critical to note that SUMECO was founded by Bukit Lawang Ecotourism, which continues to share its company profits to fund SUMECO conservation work on the ground. Over 499 animals have been saved. SUMECO cannot be separated from Bukit Lawang Ecotourism because it is a conservation-based business entity belonging to SUMECO that allows it to continue its grassroots works, registered officially in Kementerian Hukum dan Hak Asasi Manusia (Ministry of Justice and Human Rights), Reg No: AHU-0008001.AH.01.04.Tahun 2019.

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SUMECO is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization employing local people. The rescue, rehabilitation and release of protected species held in captivity is the central focus of SUMECO work. We collaborate with Gunung Leuser National Park (TNGL) and also the Indonesian Nature conservation agency (BKSDA) but we do not receive any funding from them and as such as an independent nonprofit organization.


The project aims to have a wide scope with impacts on the population, species, habitat, ecosystem, and global levels. Efforts to stem poaching and illegal wildlife trafficking, as well as wildlife rescue and rehabilitation of endangered species, have an impact not just at the species level, but at the ecosystem level. In a wider context, a 2008 WWF report found that the destruction of Sumatra’s rainforest is driving global climate change. For example, the annual carbon emissions in just one region of Sumatra were found to exceed the carbon emission of The Netherlands. SUMECO is committed to long-term conservation efforts through existing education programs in schools and at the community level. Education of local and indigenous people in this region is vital for preserving biodiversity, for example by raising awareness of habitat loss caused by the expansion of palm oil plantations in Northern Sumatra.


SUMECO is firmly focused on animal welfare, especially the animal species that are found inhabiting the Gunung Leuser National Park. Operating at the in-situ conservation area, it is very important and urgent that SUMECO must have all the needed capacity, SUMECO responsibility is getting bigger and higher, while SUMECO’s action is extremely limited because it’s being funded only by the profits of my tourism business.

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