- Promoting smarter palm oil and pulp wood production by cooperating with companies and communities to protect High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF) and implement Better Management Practices (BMPs).
As part of this effort, WWF is seeking to reduce the conflict between wildlife and people. For example, conflicts arise when elephants are being displaced from their natural habitat to make space for plantations.
When there are no forests anymore, the animals enter agricultural land and plantations looking for food, causing a direct threat to the people in these areas. Moreover, elephants often damage crops, which leads to retaliation by local people .
- Engaging the finance sector so that investments do not flow to companies that do not adopt better management practices.
- Spreading awareness and knowledge on issues of sustainability and HCVF through training, workshops, and communications materials.
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The ultimate conservation rescue mission for Indonesia's biodiversity
Climate Change and Energy ProgrammeRising sea levels, increasing frequency of El Niño, coral reef bleaching, carbon dioxide emitted from burning rainforests, industrialization… climate change in Indonesia is a very real threat, with potentially serious impacts on ecosystems, people and the economy.
Since 2001, WWF has been tackling these problems through the Climate and Energy Programme, which focuses on:
Forests ProgrammeAs demand for Indonesia’s timber and other commodities continues to destroy the nation’s remaining rainforests, WWF is working to reduce illegal logging, promote responsible management and certification of forests, and restore degraded forest areas.
A quest for good palm oil and pulp wood
Marine ProgrammeTo offset the impacts of overfishing, destructive fishing, exploitation of endangered marine species and climate change, WWF-Indonesia has deployed a range of approaches to ensure a responsible use of oceans and coastal environments.
At the national level, we work at site level, ecoregional level and at national level.In the process, we develop management capacity of key partners through targeted training and joined implementation of fisheries monitoring and project management.
Species ProgrammeWWF-Indonesia has been working to save the Java and Sumatra rhinoceros since the early 1960s.
We now aim to ensure the survival of populations of Javan and Sumatran rhino, Sumatran tiger, Sumatran elephant, orangutan, marine turtles, and cetaceans, as well as to ensure sustainable use of tree species such as gaharu (eaglewood) and ramin (a valuable timber species much prized for furniture making) in Indonesia.