Thank you for being part of the Love the Leuser Ecosystem movement! This campaign features a new image from internationally acclaimed graphic artist Asher Jay and new photos from award winning photographer Paul Hilton around a new theme each week. All you have to do to help is share the content here!

The theme for this week is local and community impacts. The rainfall the ecosystem produces, and the clear rivers that run through it, provide millions of local people with clean drinking water as well as irrigation essential for subsistence farming, especially for the region’s most common source of livelihood: water-intensive rice cultivation.

Continued deforestation of the Leuser Ecosystem has begun to drastically change the region’s landscape, increasing the frequency and intensity of flooding and landslides during the wet season. As local communities lose their forest buffer, more people, homes and villages fall victim to environmental disasters every year. For many local communities, keeping the Leuser Ecosystem standing is a matter of life or death.

Your help in sharing the #LoveTheLeuser message far and wide is crucial as we work to make this special place too popular to destroy. Please see below for sample messages for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and scroll down to download a shareable graphic. You can use these as they are, or add your own message - just be sure to tag #LoveTheLeuser to help build this movement!


Facebook Suggested Post 1

Water is life. It’s one of the most important resources that flows from the Leuser Ecosystem. Roughly 5 million people living in the region rely on the Leuser for its clean drinking water.  #LoveTheLeuser

Learn more about the Leuser and join me in the movement to protect it at www.lovetheleuser.org

Facebook Suggested Post 2

The Leuser Ecosystem is a lush and vibrant landscape, green as far as the eye can see. Millions of Acehnese and North Sumatran people depend on it for their food, water and livelihoods, and for protection against flooding and landslides. #LoveTheLeuser

Join me in the movement to protect the Leuser and learn more at www.lovetheleuser.org


Suggested Tweet 1 (click to Tweet): #WaterIsLife, one of the most important resources flowing from the Leuser https://www.lovetheleuser.org/ #LoveTheLeuser pic.twitter.com/O387Fd0VMl

Suggested Tweet 2 (click to Tweet): The Leuser Ecosystem: a crucial source of clean water for millions of people. https://www.lovetheleuser.org/ #LoveTheLeuser pic.twitter.com/AjEM6644q0

Suggested Tweet 3 (click to Tweet): Celebrated artist Asher Jay - @EarthHeiress shares the story of the Leuser: https://www.lovetheleuser.org/ #LoveTheLeuser pic.twitter.com/abSZZfPJUD


Suggested Instagram Post: 

#WaterIsLife. The Leuser Ecosystem is a crucial source of clean drinking water & livelihood for millions of people in Aceh & North Sumatra. Learn more and join the movement at lovetheleuser.org

#LoveTheLeuser #nature #green #earth #sustainability #art #trees #environmental #wildlife #plants #conservation #climatechange #animals


Images: Right-click and choose "Save Image" to download full-sized versions of these, then share to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

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We've also included ones formatted to fit for your Facebook or Twitter cover photos if you'd like to change those too!

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