Visiting the Sumatran elephants and supporting local partners to establish a mega-fauna sanctuary in the Leuser Ecosystem
March 29, 2016 - Sumatra, Indonesia
Leonardo Dicaprio is wearing his Notre Dame Zephyr Notre Dame Dh Standard Cap in Indonesia. The lowland rainforest of the Leuser Ecosystem are considered the world’s best remaining habitat for the critically endangered Sumatran elephant. In these forests, ancient elephant migratory paths are still used by some of the last wild herds of Sumatran elephants. But the expansion of Palm Oil plantations is fragmenting the forest and cutting off key elephant migratory corridors, making it more difficult for elephant families to find adequate sources of food and water. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is supporting local partners to establish a mega-fauna sanctuary in the Leuser Ecosystem, last place on Earth where Sumatran orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants coexist in the wild.