trees planted 1,475,415
hectares restored 1,975
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Indonesia illustrate the environmental degradation of a once vivid ecosystem. 25% of Indonesia’s rainforests have been replaced by vast palm oil plantations, pushing out wildlife and endangering the livelihoods of farming communities.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.

Planting method

Tree nurseries, Agroforestry, Capacity building

Planting season


Main threats

Palm oil industry, Bad land management

Wildlife protected

Orangutan, Sumatran elephant, Rhino, Tiger


Economic dependence and international demand for palm oil

Top trees species

Durio spp.
Native Species Endangered
Archidendron pauciflorum
Native Species
Parkia javanica
Native Species
Archidendron pauciflorum
Native Species
Hevea brasiliensis
Arenga pinnata
Native Species

Palm oil, the Indonesian dream

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