Impact Sustainable Plan
Our commitment to helping conserve the Gunung Leuser National Park, bordering forests, wildlife and communities
Our Impact Plan
How we make this happen
Protecting 4.5 ha of secondary forest | Helping local communities | Cleaning up local ecosystems
Our impact plan aims to demonstrate that by controlling international travel through low impact, eco-friendly and sustainable tourism, conservation can be achievable whilst providing local communities with a fair income and benefits.
Our impact plan, along with all our treks, tours and activities that take place are prepared with our core beliefs in place:
Care of the environment
Embrace people and cultures
We find a balance between them so all involved benefit.
Giving more, taking less
We believe in giving more and taking less, and we try to apply this everyday with all our treks, tours, activities and at our brand new eco homestay.
No matter how big or small; like starting a fundraiser to help local communities during the coronavirus crisis, or building the first true sustainable guesthouse in Bukit Lawang to making eco-bricks at home or recycling organic material for compost, or planting trees. With all our actions, we try to leave a positive impression on the local people as well as the environment.
Now we can provide a place for local entrepreneurs, like Aini's Pure Eco Soup (APES) to display their products in our guesthouse and help encourage other local arts and products.
Our commitment is to you also. To provide an authentic, off the beaten track experience in a low impact way in which supports local communities.
Monitoe lizard swimming in Bahorok river, Bukit Lawang
Small group of Silver-leaf monekys at Batu Kapal, with views of the national park in the background
Landak River near Bukit Lawang, with private land either side and view of the Gunung Leuser National Park mountains
Our Sustainable Impact Plan
Care of the environment - to reduce our carbon footprint and to minimalise the impact our activities have on the land, rainforest and river systems.
Protect wildlife - to preserve all wildlife; insects, reptiles and mammals in the rainforest and rivers.
Preserve culture & traditions - develop community-based tourism, support local traditions and trades, provide a place where local people can showcase their products.
Our Eco Sustainable Program
We offer Eco-treks in nearby secondary forests where wild orangutans live, using local people as guides, thus giving them an income and a reason to protect the remaining forests
Our jungles trek are responsible treks, our guides do not feed orangutans, keep their distance and do not leave litter
We use and employ local people in the areas where we offer treks, thereby supporting them and giving them an income
We aim to search for new areas bordering the national park, educate the local people and offer treks or tours in these areas, developing community based sustainable tourism.
To develop more Eco-treks in other areas bordering the National Park, working alongside local people for a sustainable future for nature and human
To actively promote and encourage tourist to visit local handi-craft shops and businesses to support the local people
We offer and actively promote other actvities in and around Bukit Lawang so we and visitors are supporting local livelihood and giving back to the local economy
We are involved with the ROAR project: to reduce and actively recycle. Working towards reducing single-use plastic in Bukit Lawang and want to start recycling and upcycling projects with the local community as a way of income
We are working alongside Bukit Lawang Care Community in Bukit Lawang, helping to clean Bukit Lawang and initiate recycling in all the guesthouse and rubbish collection.
We support a local eco-farm and offer eco-tours to visit the farm and learn about local organic farming and permaculture
10 % of our jungle trekking and tour profits go towards our projects, or buying trees, or other local conservation/environmental projects
With a special interest in Sumatra Orangutans, we aim to start a research project to understand how a small population of orangtuans survive in a human-dominated environment.