Restoration and Conservation on Mangrove-Peat Land Forest at Kubu Landscape

Farmers proposed: 12,760

Land improved: 543,340 ha

Verified sustainable produced production: 160,029 m3 per year

Duration: 2015 – 2018

 

About the project

As the forest industries expand in West Kalimantan, so do the needs to proactively address sustainability challenges.  Producers looking for the opportunity to develop high productivity plantations on degraded land and acquired independent Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification of their management activities to enable access to global market.  The Indonesian government has made it mandatory for all forest management units (FMU) in Indonesia to attain the SVLK (Timber Legality Verification Standard), which is the legality requirements that forest managers must fulfill. These include aspects that are related to sustainability though are still restricted to what the legal requirement mandates. Nevertheless, this is still a positive development to increase the transparency of the sector and improve the governance of the forestry sector. Government and Civil society together achieving  greater benefits for local communities, protection of species at risk and conservation of peatland and mangrove forests where producers and local communities collaborate to benefit from economic development.

Government and Civil society together achieving  greater benefits for local communities, protection of species at risk and conservation of peatland and mangrove forests where producers and local communities collaborate to benefit from economic development.

Long lasting solutions are the best option if developed by local stakeholders, where each gets benefit from outcomes.  The solution proposed build on over 10 years of collaboration between local communities, producers and civil society through the WWF Global Forest and Trade Network.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Develop a multi-stakeholder landscape management agreement between small concession holders and affected communities;
  2. Produce an integrated landscape management plan with land use allocations based on broad stakeholder support.
  3. Define best management practices to protect and restore the mangrove habitat of threatened species including proboscis monkeys and Irrawaddy dolphin;
  4. Build capacity for technical staff of partner organizations to develop and implement operational plans that conform with FSC requirements;
  5. Enable FSC group certification on FSC for small concession holders, thereby producing FSC certified wood products from well-managed forests that benefit local communities while protecting and restoring core habitat of threatened species;
  6. Increase plantations yield above status quo through refined silvicultural practices, thereby taking pressure of natural forests; and
  7. Share learning with other forest managers, starting with producers in the area

 

For more information

WWF Indonesia

Aditya Bayunanda | abayunanda@wwf.co.id

IDH

Aris Wanjaya | wanjaya@idhsustainabletrade.com

Related info

Type: Field Level Project

Country: Indonesia

Sector: Pulp & Paper

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