trees planted 1,546,555
hectares restored 1,799
since 2016

Finding alternatives to palm oil

Widespread palm oil plantations across Indonesia illustrate the environmental degradation of a once vivid ecosystem. 25% of Indonesia’s rainforests have been replaced by vast palm oil plantations, pushing out wildlife and endangering the livelihoods of farming communities. With your help, we are restoring forests on former plantations to create alternative sources of income.

Partners

Gunung Lestari Foundation, Fair Ventures, Sumatran Orangutan Society, FKL

Planting method

Tree nurseries, agroforestry, capacity building

Planting season

October-June

Main threats

Palm oil industry, bad land management

Wildlife protected

Orangutan, Sumatran elephant, rhino and tiger

Challenges

Economic dependence and international demand for palm oil
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Top trees species

Durio spp
Native Species Endangered
Archidendron pauciflorum
Native Species
Parkia javanica
Native Species
Jengkol
Native Species
Rubber
Aren
Native Species

Palm oil, the Indonesian dream

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