The Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project, an initiative by InfiniteEARTH, aims to reduce Indonesia’s emissions by preserving some 64,000 hectares of tropical peat swamp forest. This area, rich in biodiversity including the endangered Bornean orangutan, was slated by the Provincial government to be converted into four palm oil estates. Located on the southern coast of Borneo in the province of Central Kalimantan, the project is also designed to protect the integrity of the adjacent world-renowned Tanjung Puting National Park, by creating a physical buffer zone on the full extent of the ~90km eastern border of the park.
Metric tons of carbon reduced each year
Hectares of peatland protected
- Protects critical lands from future deforestation.
- Provides protection for thousands of different species of plants and animals by protecting the land they live on.
- Fosters community engagement in the protection of these lands and animals by getting local community members involved in the conservation efforts.
- Improves harvestry practices that help increase crop output without clearing any additional forest that would previously be needed to supply more land.
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