As the only one lowland forest area left in the central of Sumatra, Bukit Tigapuluh is an important area to get ecosystem protection. The water, rattan, and bamboo can give welfare for surrounding community.
WWF-Indonesia together with the Flora and Fauna Safety Team (TPFF) consisting of 24 youths in Peusangan, succeeded in making elephants and humans in the area have begun to coexist again. In addition, we are working on an 800-hectare elephant terminal. The goal is for the herd, which usually stops by the village every six months, to have a comfortable place to stay where food is readily available.
Rimbang Baling Bukit Betabuh was designated as a conservation area in 1984 through a decree from the Governor of Riau with an area of 136,000 ha. It was then designated by the Minister of Forestry with an area of 141,226 ha in 2014.
WWF-Indonesia always works together with surrounding people in Ujung Kulon National Park, they are the important actors to balancing the ecosystem there. They are ussually utilize the resources from the forest, because of that we want to make sure they understand about sustainable living system.