Equipment for rangers in Bukit Tigapuluh, Sumatra

Equipment for rangers in Bukit Tigapuluh, Sumatra

In collaboration with The Orangutan Project, TTGLF provided patrol equipment to park rangers working to protect orangutans and other important wildlife species in the jungles of Bukit Tigapuluh in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Working in demanding conditions of a tropical rainforest takes its toll on equipment and uniforms. The high humidity, torrential rains, river crossings on patrol, and long marches through rugged terrain means that equipment and uniforms get mouldy, rip and break quickly. To give an example of this, every Wildlife Protection Unit (WPU) ranger needs at least four pairs of army boots in the course of a year. Socks have to be changed constantly and backpacks don’t last more than two years under heavy use. By assisting the WPU with replacement materials a great improvement in moral and motivation can be achieved and performances will stay high as the rangers feel their work is valued and respected.