A tiger seen in the Bukit Tigapuluh area in 2014 by WWF camera traps
tThe Bukit Tigapuluh (Thirty Hills) area has been declared by WWF to be one of the most biodiverse areas in the Sumatra, and indeed the world. The area is one of the largest contiguous stretches of lowland and hill dipterocarp forest - an ecosystem unique to the Sunda region. It is also one of the last remaining refuges for Sumatra's charismatic large megafauna in the wild, from Sumatran tigers, Sunda clouded leopards, Sumatran orang-utans, and Sumatran elephants, and numerous endemic species. The critical need to protect this area is evident - in combining patrolling of the land against illegal poaching with habitat restoration for wildlife, our hope is that the Princeton Rainforest will be a home for these critically endangered species.