Sumatra Community-based Forest Management
PRCF Indonesia is developing a program in the Hadabuan Hills area, a range of forested mountains in North Sumatra home to several species of critically endangered and endangered wildlife. There are currently no international organizations engaged in conservation in this area. However, a local Indonesian organization has started promoting conservation of part of this area.
We aim to work with this local organization to support and expand conservation efforts, specifically to assess and protect critically endangered species. Our collaborative objectives for this program are to:
complete conservation status reviews of the Sumatran Tiger, the Malayan Tapir, the Siamang Gibbon, and the Lar Gibbon
develop sustainable financing for conservation efforts in the area, including establishing a pilot ecotourism program
understand the conservation needs of the Hadabuan Hills area to promote and develop further conservation activities
We are currently seeking funding for these activities, with the hope of implementing this project in 2017. PRCF Indonesia plans to work closely with Indonesian organizations and villages to ensure this project meets both conservation and community needs.