RESERVATION GREEN LIFE
175,5 ha of protected land
Private rainforest reservation Green Life was established in 2009 on the borders with National Park Gunung Leuser in North Sumatra, the bohorok region. Currently it has an area of 175.5 Hectares, which are guarded by green patrol. There are 3 rainforest camps which serve as a base for volunteers and watchguard.
Borders of the reservation are visibly maintained. Reservation creates a protective buffer zone between plantations and NP Gurung Leuser. This prevents access for poachers and illegal timber loggers into the national park.
HELP US TO BUY MORE LAND AND JOIN US
The current area of reservation Green Life was redeemed thanks to the interest of the general public, kids and etic companies.
Since 2015 it’s not just adults that joined the redemption and expansion of the reservation but even Czech, Moravien and Slovakian kids who started fund raisings for saving their first meters of the rainforest. These fundraising campaigns were initiated at public schools via the educational project NEZP (The richest ecosystems of Planet Earth) and 2 years of school program rainforest for kids – kids for rainforest. This approach shows adults that kids are interested in preservation of the world’s rainforests and not indifferent towards not just devastation of the world’s wild nature but to their own future.
Let’s show the world an example of cooperation and collective responsibility, that is necessary in order to preserve wild nature, endangered animals and climate conditions on planet earth.
It was year 2004 when Milan Jeglik ventured to Sumatra for the first time with the intention of getting to know the rainforest. His first experience was so intense that it influenced his life, so much so that in the year 2007 and 2008 he epeatedly visited Sumatra and used to return to the rainforest with help of a local guide Ali Rusli to see wilderness, wild orangutans and tigers. In 2009 the essential decision was made to buy 4 hectares of the forest land at the border of NP Gunung Leuser thanks to a company from Prague – Grexim, which provided financial support. This allowed the base of the reserve to be founded and later expanded to 10 hectares during the year and the first rainforest camp was established. In the same year a public association called Prales Detem (Rainforest for kids) was founded with Pavel Bakovky as a president and the first volunteer programs started in 2010. In 2012 Intermedia Grexim handed over the whole agenda to Milan Jeglik who became new president of the association which was ncorporated in to a non-profit organisation in 2014. In 2012 Zuzana Kolouskova joined the project and eventually became a vice president. In the following years a big progress was made in the project Green Life and its reserve was expanding step by step from the support of general public donations. Between years 2014 and 2017 another two rainforest camps were constructed in the valley of river Sekelam. In the year 2019 the reservation Green Life reached 121 ha of redeemed land.