Maintaining One Of Asia’s Largest Carbon Sinks ‘The Leuser Ecosystem
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The first legal conservation area in the Leuser is the Leuser Wildlife Sanctuary (Wildreservaat) of 416.500 ha endorsed by the Governor of Netherland Indie- Aceh, Mr. A. Ph. Van Aken in 1934 under decree No. 317/35. The initial legal request was proposed by the local Acehnese Leaders (Datoek and Oeloebalang or Zelfbestuurders) by the “Tapaktoen Declaration”requesting protection area in 1924, which was supported and forwarded by a Dutch Geologist dr. F.C. van Heurn to the Governor. This first legal Leuser Wildlife Sanctuary to include lowland areas of Bengkung, lake of Bangko, upper Kluet, upper Krueng Kluet, Mamas Valley and mountain complexes of Leuser, Kemiri, Simpali and Bandahara. In 1936, Kluet Swamps of 20.000 ha were added. The importance of Leuser as one of the world’s greatest rainforest has determined the increased of further Wildreservaat (Wildlife Sanctuary) 1938 in North Sumatra with the establishment of 127.075 ha of Wildreservaat Langkat Selatan and Langkat Barat and 79.100 ha of Sikundur. In 1976, Wildreservaat Kappi of 150.225 ha was established. Further a Forest Recreation Area of 9.200 ha Lawe Menggurah was established in 1981.
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