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Leuser Ecosystem of Indonesia

  Oct 01, 2020

Leuser Ecosystem of Indonesia

Q. Why in News?

A. Recently, an investigation by the global watchdog Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has shown that various food, cosmetics and finance companies have links with companies implicated in the destruction of the Leuser Ecosystem, a forest area on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia,

Q. What is Leuser Ecosystem ?

A. Leuser Ecosystem is among the most ancient and life-rich ecosystems ever documented by science and is a world-class hotspot of biodiversity and is widely acknowledged to be among the most important areas of intact rainforest left in all of Southeast Asia.

The ecosystem has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Q. What about its Location and Topography?

Q. What is its significance?

Wildlife and Biodiversity:

For Humans:

Climate Change:

Q. What are major issues here?