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Deforestation and human encroachment are putting huge pressure on Indonesia's national parks. People and wildlife are increasingly coming into contact. On the island of Java, CIFOR researcher, Age Kridalaksana is working in Gunung Halimun-Salak national park to monitor the biodiversity in order to better understand how to reduce human- wildlife conflict. His research offers new hope for the island's most elusive species, the endangered Javan leopard.