To celebrate a huge milestone for ALERT -- we are now reaching half a million readers each week -- we are going to do something a bit different.
ALERT director Bill Laurance has just returned from a trip into the heart of the Leuser Ecosystem in northern Sumatra, Indonesia. As those who have followed ALERT blogs and press releases will know, helping to defend this imperiled biological jewel has been one of our flagship efforts (for example, see here, here, here, and here).
So rather than talk about the dire need for nature conservation, we're going to share some images of the last place on Earth where Orangutans, Tigers, Elephants, and Rhinos still coexist -- along with an abundance of other species. These photos were taken by Bill Laurance and his Indonesian guide, Suprayudi.