Throughout history, Sumatran Tigers have been respected across Indonesia. But today, their population is dwindling and they need the help of public-private partnerships to survive. One landmark partnership created a 106,000 hectare conservation area in Riau Province.
What began as a stretch of plantation land linking two natural reserves has become the first Biosphere Reserve supported by the private industry that is managed under the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere concept. The reserve is an enormous, protected range of land where Sumatran tigers, elephants, tapirs and sun bears can roam freely.
The chairman of the Sumatran Tiger Preservation Foundation (YPHS) urges people around the world to join Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) in supporting the ambitious relocation of up to six of the endangered species to a protected area where they can thrive.
Orangutans, best known as rainforest apes, are making plantation forests their home, according to a scientific study underway in east Borneo. The leader of the scientific team explains his preliminary findings.
A planned wildlife corridor linking Bukit Tiga Puluh National Park with the nearby Taman Raja forest excites Indonesian conservationists because the connection expands habitat for native species that roam the area. The leader of an Indonesian wildlife preservation and forest conservation organization, the One Earth Foundation, explains why he calls the corridor a “blessing.”