The last Jungles
An unforgettable, beautiful and sad story about the last jungles in North Sumatra.
During my last surfing trip to North Sumatra, I have decided to spend a couple of nights in Medan, the third biggest city of Indonesia. I used it as a base to explore the Sumatran Rainforest of Gunung Leuser National Park in Bukit Lawang and try to spot a few to the remaining wild orang-utans.
I always read about how the palm oil plantations are taking over the jungle but approaching the national park, the scene that I saw in front of me was very though. Due to this one-species-only plantation, the rainforest of North Sumatra has been devastated and it’s huge biodiversity and ecosystem are getting destroyed.