Conserving priority habitats in the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, Sumatra - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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Conserving priority habitats in the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, Sumatra

As of: April 2020

Objective and activities

Bukit Barisan Selatan in Sumatra (356.800 ha), listed as UNESCO World Natural Heritage, is one of the most endangered National park of Indonesia. It houses the last Sumatra rhinos, one of the world's most vulnerable mammal species. UNESCO classifies the protected area as "endangered", due to the strong population pressure, planned road construction and poaching. The annual rate of deforestation is 1.848ha (2000-09). In the short term, measures are urgently needed in order to preserve the forest as a carbon sink as well as habitat for the last rhinos. Based on Indonesia's international obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity and the rhino protection (Lampung declaration; CITES) the project aims to preserve 100,000 ha protection zone. Through introducing innovative management concepts, together with the local population poaching and illegal land acquisition shall be reduced and experiences for other endangered protected areas shall be generated.

State of implementation/results

  • The project activities began in October 2017
  • The management concept for the Intensive Protection Zone (IPZ) has been elaborated
  • project equipment is being procured and park infrastructure set up or improved
  • The system of SMART patrols is being established and has led to several arrests already
  • First training courses (animal smuggling and eco tourism) were implemented

Project data


Implementing organisation:
KfW Entwicklungsbank

Partner institution(s):
  • Government of Lampung Province - Indonesia, Government of the Districts Pesisir Barat and Lampung Barat - Indonesia, Ministry of Environment and Forestry - Indonesia, National Park Authority (BBS) - Indonesia
  • Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) - Indonesia,World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Indonesia

BMU grant:
7.500.000,00 €

05/2017  till  09/2023


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