We work in partnership with many organisations and local communities, along with managing our RAW programs directly on ground, which highlight the importance of environmental preservation, support sustainable livelihoods and promote conservation efforts.
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Objective: A community conservation initiative employing a ranger patrol unit to collect data, remove snares, provide education and wildlife conflict assistance in the buffer zone of the threatened Leuser Ecosystem, a unique environment of global significance.
Objective: RAW CEO Jess McKelson has developed the Sumatran Dog Health Program to assist with dog health and welfare surrounding local villages in the Tangkahan and Batu Mbelin village regions.
Objective: Since 2010, RWE supports three community children clubs in North Sumatra Indonesia, where the kids have the opportunity to further develop learning skills after school hours. In Tangkahan, RWE supported the development of the English Club and is endeavouring to develop similar models in two other areas – Batu Katak and Batu Rongring.
Objective: The Community Help Program is established to provide the woman in local communities RWE visits in North Sumatra, with items such as donated second hand kids clothes, recyclable diapers and supports the Days for Girls Mt Gambier program to provide sanitary packs.
Objective: Stay Wild is dedicated to supporting forest edge communities (Batu Katak in North Sumatra Indonesia) by providing resources to undertake new initiatives and giving villages the tools they need to provide for their families, without resorting to illegal activities.
Objective: Contribute to the joint community based ranger training program to targeted teenagers in Tangkahan to become qualified guides and eco-tourism assistants.
Objective: Help build new quarantine cages at the SOCP Quarantine Station in North Sumatra Indonesia.
Objective: Support critically endangered Sumatran Elephant through the nutritional welfare program, with the Conservation Response Unit (CRU) Tangkahan.
Monthly additional food varieties will provide a secondary nutrition value for camp elephants.
Objective: Scholarship program for people living in the Tangkahan community
Objective: Enhanced communication about important conservation issues and orang-utan and elephant programs
Objective: Support the Litter and Waste Management Program jointly managed by the local community group, Lembaga Pariwisata Tangkahan.
Objective: Help build an Orangutan Baby House at the Medan Quarantine Centre
Objective: Sponsor Tangkahan local, Kristin Natalia Sitepu, to attend university for three years to study Ecotourism and Tourism Management
Objective: Help develop and deliver a number of key educational programs in North Sumatra, working with STIM Sukma Medan University.
Objective: Help develop the Orangutan Haven and Wildlife Conservation Education Centre
Objective: Raw supports The Tangkahan Effect (TTE) in North Sumatra Indonesia, where it focuses on elephant welfare and direct community support and education. RWE encourages all guests to get involved with captive elephant welfare initiatives which TTE coordinate directly with the Conservation Response Unit (CRU) orphan elephants in Tangkahan