- Conservation management
Conservation management covers all the works in and in the immediate surroundings of terrestrial protected areas, all species conservation works, all water catchment management works and all community empowerment activities with communities in and in the immediate surroundings of protected areas where WWF works.
WWF-Indonesia believes that it is necessary to create an ecologically representative network of effectively managed protected areas to protect and maintain biodiversity. One of the main factors contributing in the effective management of protected areas is the involvement and support of local communities. Therefore, WWF-Indonesia seeks to establish and maintain a viable network of protected areas in partnership with the local communities, Indonesian government at all levels, other conservation organizations, industry actors, and aid agencies. WWF-Indonesia is committed to help improve the effectiveness of protected areas and priority landscapes managementby applying performance tracking tools, and developing sustainable funding mechanisms.
- Sustainable land use planning
WWF initiates and facilitates large scale, sometimes cross boundary land useand resource use planning. These efforts aim at ensuring access and sustainable use of natural resources by local and indigenous peoples in conservation landscapes.
Building on experiences in the Heart of Borneo, Transfly, Sulu-Sulawesi Seas and Bismarck-Solomon Seas ecoregions, WWF-Indonesia has become the leading organization to assist the government of Indonesia in the implementation of the Heart of Borneo Plan of Action, the Papua development vision, the Sumatra Road Map Vision of Sumatra 2020, conservation district initiatives and the national drive towards a low carbon economy.
- Sector reform
This intervention aims at reforming the most critical natural resource based businesses in Indonesia (forestry, palm oil, pulp & paper) to develop and implement Best Management Practices (BMPs). The envisioned reform is demonstrated into efforts of encouraging environmentally sustainable business practices and securing sufficient benefits for local stakeholders, including communities. WWF also encourages financial institutions and insurance companies to apply appropriate investment screening policies.
With only small percentage of Indonesia’s forest in protected areas, sustainable management and use in the forest landscape outside protected areas are essential to support the economic, social and environmental benefits from timber and non timber forest products. In this context, the role of business sectors in adopting environmentally responsible practices has become crutial. For example, through Global Forest Trade Network (GFTN) Indonesia, WWF facilitates membership of more than 30 private companies and production of FSC-certified timbers from more than 700,000 hectares of forest area. WWF also facilitates the development of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and establish the criteria and principles for sustainable palm oil production.
- Sustainable financing for conservation
This intervention aims at providing sustainable financing alternatives for conservation management and large scale application of Best Management Practices. WWF’s efforts focus on the establishment of appropriate funding mechanisms, development of transparent governance mechanisms, identification of funding sources and assisting in the development of the programs of work (such as Heart Of Borneo, Coral Triangle, REDD) that are based on socially and economically equitable principles, recognizing the rights of indigenous people to their territories.