What we do

We give more donors more reasons to connect to this special place

Photograph © Paul Hilton / Earth Tree Images

Despite being ranked among the planet’s “most irreplaceable areas” by conservationists, Leuser’s forests have a low profile among the international community, including donors who support work in regions of comparable importance and vulnerability.

The Leuser Ecosystem Action Fund was created to put resources into the hands of the forests’ friends and defenders, helping them to contain threats like agricultural expansion and wildlife trafficking, and to forge a brighter future for this stronghold of Sumatra’s incredible natural heritage.

LEAF’s programmes focus on species & habitats, communities & livelihoods, and systems change.

Strategic goals