Who We Are
WWF-Indonesia’s ultimate goal is to stop and eventually reverse environmental degradation and to build a future where people live in harmony with nature.
Our mission is to conserve biodiversity and reducing human impact through:
- Promoting strong conservation ethics, awareness and actions in Indonesia society.
- Facilitating multi-stakeholders efforts to preserve biodiversity & ecological processes on ecoregional scale.
- Advocating for policies, law and law enforcement that support conservation.
- Promoting conservation for the well-being of people, through sustainable use of natural resources.
In WWF-Indonesia we prioritize our work in important centers of biodiversity known as the Global 200 ecoregions . We are currently running conservation programs in 23 sites in 16 provinces throughout Indonesia in a number of marine, freshwater and forest ecosystems. We strive to save the diversity of species by promoting sustainable conservation that can give continued social and economic benefits to local communities. We also work with various stakeholders to restore damaged ecosystems and mitigate various threats such as climate change and toxic chemicals.
Some vital preconditions need to be in place for effective conservation to happen. These include empowered citizens, responsible governments and businesses and strong conservation policies. Unfortunately currently Indonesia is lagging behind on all three fronts. To this end, WWF-Indonesia works to promote:
- Strong conservation policies at all levels, from the local, regional, national and international government levels, through our advocacy work. We do not stop with governments, since in today’s world corporations can impact conservation negatively if they are not guided by strong corporate environment and social policies. Thus, through corporate engagement we encourage companies to strengthen their conservation policies and practices.
- Community empowerment, whereby local citizens are able to protect natural resources, be actively involved in determining how resources are managed, and protect their rights to receive benefits from sustainable use of these resources, is crucial for conservation in Indonesia to succeed. Our community organizers work to creatively face the challenges of poverty. Nationally, we run public campaigns, designed to help citizens understand issues related to conservation and governance, and provide them a way to participate in making the change for a better world.
We strongly believe in collaboration and dialogue. Every stakeholder has something positive to bring to the conservation table. We conduct ongoing conservation education programs to encourage more and more people to join in the conservation effort.