SUMECO Wildlife Conservation Camp
SUMECO Wildlife Conservation Camp was established in 2022, as a conservation ground operated by SUMECO (Sumatra Ecoproject), and Gunung Leuser National Park to support its wildlife rescue mission as providing protection to Leuser biodiversity.
The mission of this camp is focused on supporting SUMECO and Gunung Leuser National Park to disseminate information about protected species, helping wildlife authorities confiscate the animals that are listed as protected species that are believed to have been poached or sourced from Gunung Leuser National Park, and all activities related to SUMECO main focus in wildlife conservation.
The mission of this camp will not be separated from an effort to support conservation activities in supporting the conservation law implementation refers to “UU Nomor 5 Tahun 1990 Tanggal 10 Agustus 1990, Tentang Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam Hayati dan Ekosistemnya.”
SUMECO (Sumatra Ecoproject) is a local grassroots conservation organization based in Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra, registered officially in Kementerian Hukum dan Hak Asasi Manusia (Ministry of Justice and Human Rights), has become the operator of this Wildlife Conservation Camp.
SUMECO Wildlife Conservation Camp is a specialized program or event designed to educate and engage participants in the field of wildlife conservation. These camps are organized with the aim of promoting awareness and understanding of wildlife and their habitats, as well as fostering a sense of stewardship and conservation ethics among participants.
SUMECO Wildlife Conservation Camp provides participants with educational sessions and workshops led by conservation experts, biologists, and naturalists. These sessions cover topics such as biodiversity, endangered species, habitat preservation, conservation strategies, and the importance of sustainable practices.
Participants may have the opportunity to engage in hands-on field studies and conservation activities. This can include animal rescue, monitoring wildlife populations, studying animal behavior, identifying and cataloging species, or conducting environmental surveys and surveillance.
Our outdoor activities will depend on the location and duration of the camp, outdoor activities like jungle trekking/hiking, camping, or wildlife safaris may be included. These activities provide participants with firsthand experiences in natural environments foster a deeper connection with nature and even build wildlife shelters to support our infrastructure.
SUMECO Wildlife Conservation Camp offers an immersive and enriching experience for participants, allowing them to develop a deeper understanding of wildlife conservation issues and gain practical skills in the field. These camps can inspire a lifelong passion for conservation and empower individuals to make a positive impact on the environment.
Conservation efforts in Bukit Lawang must be taken seriously as a brilliant step to move forward referring to a new concept of ecotourism that is taking Gunung Leuser National Park as its biodiversity spot.
The existence of biodiversity in Gunung Leuser National Park has provided a huge ecological contribution to rural areas. Human interference through settlements, crops, and annexation of certain areas that were supposed to be the untouched buffer zone has brought up issues that require wise solutions.
Conservation-based ecotourism in Bukit Lawang is expected to be the new model of tourism, alongside and supervised by the related authorities of the Forestry Ministry of Indonesia, to achieve successful conservation outcomes.
SUMECO, which has become a volunteer of Gunung Leuser National Park for years, continues to do its best to work together in realizing the Indonesian government’s performance in conservation fields, especially in Bukit Lawang, preserving the biodiversity of Gunung Leuser National Park.
The Wildlife Conservation Camp in this program is expected to support this vital work, conservation efforts in Bukit Lawang are considered a proper way to bring progress in tourism that preserves the biodiversity of Gunung Leuser.