What We Do | WWF Indonesia

What We Do

Our Forest-Terrestrial Species Program conservation's objectives are to protect high conservation value forest and landscapes, promote sustainable forest and biodiversity management, restore degraded forest land and prevent irresponsible forest conversion for the well being of present and future generations. In order to achieve those objectives, we apply these following approaches in our works:
  1. Conservation management:
    This approach 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.

    What we do on the ground with regards to Forest-Terrestrial Species Program:

    • Management effectiveness in networks of terrestrial protected areas (e.g., national parks, locally endorsed protected areas).
      • Develop and implement criterias and indicators for conservation success and exit strategies.
      • Design networks of protected areas, including buffer zones and corridors, based on scientific data.
      • Facilitate legal recognitionfor protected area status and boundary designation, including Community Conserved Areas.
      • Support management planning: including determining park zoning and actual zone marking on the ground. (Plans will be based on the results of fair and free consultation with all local stakeholders and right holders).
      • Support protected area security system/patrol system to prevent and/or mitigate encroachment, and illegal logging in protected areas with community participation.
      • Secure sustainable livelihoods and access to natural resources by local and indigenous communities in and around conservation areas.
      • Support application of collaborative management schemes and good governance principles in conservation area management.
      • Develop and support implementation of criteria and indicators for best management practices (applying standard methods such as METT).
      • Facilitate habitat restoration and reforestation, for example through NEWtreesand My Baby Trees programs.
      • Develop and support implementation of integrated watershed management in priority places in Sumatra, Kalimantan, Nusa Tenggara and Papua.
      • Develop pilot projects for Reduce Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD).
      • Support buffer zones and corridor management.
    • For maintaining viable populations of flagship species
      • Reduce and mitigate human-wildlife conflicts using standard guidelines. Visit our Elephant Flying Squad and Tiger Conflict Mitigation page
      • Monitor flagship species populations and prey.
      • Initiate and support species relocation and re-introduction.
      • Facilitate law enforcement that includes organizing anti-poaching patrols.
      • Monitor trade in endangered and protected species.
      • Organize campaigns to increase awareness against traditional practices of wildlife consumption for medicinal purposes.

  2. Sustainable natural resource use, land-use and seascape planning.
    WWF initiates and facilitates large scale, sometimes cross boundary land use and resource use planning. In doing this, WWF-Indonesia aims at ensuringaccess and sustainable use of natural resources by local and indigenous peoples in conservation landscapes. What we do on the ground such as:
    • Support the development of social-cultural and biodiversity vision for Papua to include the needs of all stakeholders and right holders.
    • Support the development of biodiversity vision for flagship species (Sumatran rhino,orangutan, tiger and elephant ) in Sumatra as adopted by government's published document Sumatra Road Map - Vision 2010.
    • Support the implementation of Heart of Borneo Action Plan, and secure fair representation of local communities interests
    • Facilitate the development of action plans for conservation districts.

  3. Sector reform:
    This approach aims at reforming the most critical natural resource based businesses in Indonesia (such as forestry, palm oil, and pulp & paper) to develop and implement Best Management Practices.

    The interventions we do are sector specific, including:

    Pulp and paper:

    • Promote the use of sustainbale fiber for the pulp production
    • Help consumers use the most eco-friendly and climate-friendly paper.
    Timber and other forest products/services:
    • Achieve a critical mass of commitment and participation among the timber-based industry actors to implement credible forest certification schemes. Visit our Global Forest Trade Network (GFTN) Indonesia website.
    • Develop community-based forest resource management.
    • Monitor Best Management Practices (BMPs) in individual concessions to reduce illegal logging.
    • Develop forest-carbon initiatives using REDD and other mechanisms.
    Palm oil and other agricultural commodities:
    • Achieve a critical mass of commitment and participation among palm oil business players to implement RSPOs criterias and principles including zero-burning policy. Visit our Forest Conversion Program webpage.
    • Assist individual companies implement RSPO criterias and principles
    • Assist in the development of a certification process for palm oil
    • Partner with major coffee companies worldwide to establish sustainable and fair coffee production outside protected areas.

  4. Sustainable financing for conservation
    This approach aims at providing sustainable financing alternatives for conservation management and large scale application of Best Management Practices. Our 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 (Heart Of Borneo, Save Sumatra Ecosystem, and REDD) which are based on social and economicequity , recognizing the rights of indigenous people to their territories.


    WWF's efforts aim at:

    • Large scale initiatives and networks of protected areas with possible funding sources: National and district budgets, Debt for Nature Swap (DNS), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Reduced Emission from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD), and Asian Development Bank.
    • Individual protected areas and watershed management with possible funding sources: Debt for Nature Swap (DNS), Trust Fund, Payment for Environmental Services (PES), Climate adaptation fund for developing countries and other climate related funding initiatives, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and local government budgets.