Projects - International Climate Initiative (IKI)

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As of: September 2016

Securing Natural Carbon Sinks and Habitats in the 'Heart of Borneo'

Objective and activities

The project aimed to conserve forests as natural carbon reservoirs and to create new carbon sinks through afforestation in the province of West Kalimantan. Slash-and-burn farming in the buffer zone around Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park caused loss of forest cover. These losses, which affected the local population in particular, have been mitigated through new zoning and alternative means of using the forests. The project cooperated with a forestry enterprise in the area bordering the national park to identify forests with high conservation value and to mark these as protection areas. Currently isolated and degraded areas of forest between the national parks of Betung Kerihun and Danau Sentarum have been reconnected through reforestation activities at the community level (Leboyan corridor).

State of implementation/results

  • project completed
  • A method developed for estimating carbon losses
  • Capacity development regarding carbon calculation
  • Participative zonation and nature conservation planning
  • Implementation of community park and buffer zone management
  • Development and implementation of community conservation agreements in five communities, three more in preparation
  • Integration of project results and concepts into different planning documents of the relevant districts
  • Park patrols against illegal activities in the national park
  • Restoration of 502 ha forest area by reforestation with mixed cultures (hardwood, fruit and caoutchouc trees)
  • Promotion of alternative income possibilities through planting caoutchouc trees and the implementation of agroforestry systems
  • Awareness rising and capacity building of local communities

Project data


Partner institution:

District Government of Kapuas Hulu, Sintang and Melawi - Indonesia

Implementing organisation:

KfW (with WWF Germany/ WWF Indonesia)

BMUB grant:
€ 870,055

08/2009 till 03/2013


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