Bordered by volcanoes, mineral pools, freshwater rivers and swamps, the Gunung Leuser Biosphere Reserve is home to unparalleled biodiversity. The orangutan, the biosphere reserve's emblematic species, has been the driving force behind a concerted effort by scientists, local and international organisations, together with the communities living there, to restore the forest and thus Celebrate Life! Listen to the voices of the biosphere reserve's inhabitants in this podcast and discover stories about their daily life.
Meet Suci Utami, an orangutan researcher.
are found in the biosphere reserve such as the orangutan (Pongo), Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus), Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) and Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis).
can be found in Genung Leuser. Famous for birds of paradise, Indonesia’s patchwork habitats make it the fourth country worldwide in terms of number of bird species, after Colombia, Peru and Brazil.