OUR WORK



Research

We conduct scientific research in the unique Gunung Leuser UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in North Sumatra and in Cabachuelas Nature Reserve in Puerto Rico. Community involvement is crucial for the effectiveness and success of conservation programs.

  • Sumatra Internship: We offer graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct interdisciplinary research in the unique Gunung Leuser Ecosystem, the only place in where tigers, orangutans, elephants, rhinos, gibbons, bears and the largest species of flowers in the world co-exist among communities that depend of these ecosystems for survival. email us for more information..
  • Tiger Research: Dr. Joe Figel joins our team! We are developing a human-wildlife conflict analysis in order to identify sites with the greatest needs for conservation efforts in the Leuser Ecosystem.


Research

We conduct wildlife research in the unique Gunung Leuser UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in North Sumatra and in Cabachuelas Nature Reserve in Puerto Rico. Community involvement is crucial for the effectiveness and success of conservation programs.

  • Sumatra Internship: We offer graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct interdisciplinary research in the unique Gunung Leuser Ecosystem, the last place in the world where tigers, orangutans, elephants, rhinos, gibbons, bears and the largest species of flowers in the world co-exist among communities that depend of these ecosystems for survival. email us for more information..
  • Tiger Research: Dr. Joe Figel joins our team! We are developing a human-wildlife conflict analysis in order to identify sites with the greatest needs for conservation efforts in the Leuser Ecosystem.


EcoValuation

Nature provide us with a myriad of life sustaining benefits know as ecosystems service. These services enrich us with provisions, environmental stability, support and social wellbeing (Costanza et. al)

  • Demo Tool; We created the Eco-Value prototype to calculate the economic worth of the ecological services rendered by the natural areas of Playuela (Aguadilla), a coastal basin on the west coast of Puerto Rico threatened by the construction of a mega-hotel
  • Ecological-Services; Expressing the value of ecosystem services in monetary units is an important tool to raise awareness of benefits we receive from nature for free, to account for the true costs of losing natural areas and to convey the importance of ecosystems and biodiversity to policy makers in figures ($) they can understand.
  • Hackathon- Winner (2017); We were awarded the Most Innovative Tool to Solve a Social problem in the first ever Hack for a Social Cause.
  • We are currently working with alliances and proposals to develop the tool and take it to the next level.


EcoValuation

Nature provide us with a myriad of life sustaining benefits know as ecosystems service. These services enrich us with provisions, environmental stability, support and social wellbeing (Costanza et. al)

  • Demo Tool; We created the Eco-Value prototype to calculate the economic worth of the ecological services rendered by the natural areas of Playuela (Aguadilla), a coastal basin on the west coast of Puerto Rico threatened by the construction of a mega-hotel
  • Ecological-Services; Expressing the value of ecosystem services in monetary units is an important tool to raise awareness of benefits we receive from nature for free, to account for the true costs of losing natural areas and to convey the importance of ecosystems and biodiversity to policy makers in figures ($) they can understand.
  • Hackathon- Winner (2017); We were awarded the Most Innovative Tool to Solve a Social problem in the first ever Hack for a Social Cause.
  • We are currently working with alliances and proposals to develop the tool and take it to the next level.


Support our Work

Harimau's Sumatra Field Team; Your support allows our team's on-going work collecting important monitoring data from the field, as well as continuing education efforts in the schools in the surrounding villages of Batu Katak. Monitoring efforts include the deployment and collection of camera traps around the surrounding forests and the analysis of images collected. Education efforts include basic English classes and humane-education to children to foster respect, understanding and compassion for nature.



Support our Work

Harimau's Sumatra Field Team; Your support allows our team's on-going work collecting important monitoring data from the field, as well as continuing education efforts in the schools in the surrounding villages of Batu Katak. Monitoring efforts include the deployment and collection of camera traps around the surrounding forests and the analysis of images collected. Education efforts include basic English classes and humane-education to children to foster respect, understanding and compassion for nature.



Special Projects

Hurricane Relief, Recovery and Preparedness Efforts; After hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico we installed 41 Aqua Towers in schools and community centers all over Puerto Rico in collaboration with Planet Water Foundation. The Aqua Towers are a tool to provide clean water to recipient schools and communities, benefiting over 41,000 people daily. Your support would help us with the sustainability of the Towers to ensure clean water for these communities for years to come. As a result of these new relationships with our communities we are now supporting the amazing Proyecto Cabachuelas of Morovis (Puerto Rico) with education material for community schools, and most importantly supporting the eco-guiding community and the restoration efforts of their Cabachuelas Nature Reserve.



Special Projects

Hurricane Relief, Recovery and Preparedness Efforts; After hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico we installed 41 Aqua Towers in schools and community centers all over Puerto Rico in collaboration with Planet Water Foundation. The Aqua Towers are a tool to provide clean water to recipient schools and communities, benefiting over 41,000 people daily. Your support would help us with the sustainability of the Towers to ensure clean water for these communities for years to come. As a result of these new relationships with our communities we are now supporting the amazing Proyecto Cabachuelas of Morovis (Puerto Rico) with education material for community schools, and most importantly supporting the eco-guiding community and the restoration efforts of their Cabachuelas Nature Reserve.


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