One of the most effective ways to conserve Indonesia’s forests is to provide alternative sources of income to the local communities who otherwise depend on logging. It’s for that reason that Riau Ecosystem Restoration (RER) has partnered with Koperasi Jasa Tani Merbau Sejahtera (KJTMS), a local cooperative, to produce and sell honey.  Riau Province is home to many sialang trees, which often host forest bees, and Padang Island, where past of the RER concession sits, has a long tradition [...]
PULAU PADANG – Monitoring wild animals in their natural habitat is not easy. That’s especially true in a dense and sometimes remote environment such as RER. The Sumatran Tiger for example is a rare animal with a large territory, so a direct encounter with a human is extremely unusual.  To get around this problem we use camera traps: hidden cameras which only start recording video or taking photos when movement is detected nearby.  Camera trap installation in the field Camera traps are [...]
Spreading catfish seeds by Head of Dusun 1, Selat Akar Village (3th from right ) with RER team of Pulau Padang.   PULAU PADANG - Wednesday (10/5), 50,000 of catfish seeds were released to three demonstration hatcheries in Selat Akar Village, Tasik Putri Puyu sub-District, Kepulauan Meranti District in the Province of Riau. Selat Akar Village is one of the center of fishery in Pulau Padang due to its proximity to the sea. Water pollution, climate change issues and high demand for fish has [...]
Managing the Riau Ecosystem Restoration (RER) landscape is not an easy task. A comprehensive knowledge on the character of the area is required to be able to manage these landscapes effectively and protect the peatland ecosystem with a sustainable landscape approach. Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and RER are currently completing the assessment of High Conservation Value (HCV) for RER areas under the management of PT Gemilang Cipta Nusantara (GCN), PT The Best One Unitimber (TBOT) and [...]
TELUK MERANTI – The Ichsan Malik Center (IMC) and Fauna & Flora International held a Conflict Potential and Resolution Workshop at the Teluk Meranti sub-district Office in Pelalawan Regency, Riau Province. This workshop is part of an on-going program of management Riau Ecosystem Restoration (RER) area in Kampar Peninsula. IMC do a social research of the conflict potential and resolution in the seven villages in the surrounding area of the RER. It aims to formulate the approach to [...]
Clean water supply provided by Riau Ecosystem Restoration in Lukit Village, Pulau Padang, Riau.   Water is the source of life. Access to clean, safe and abundant drinking water is a basic human right and one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, but it remains a challenge in parts of Indonesia. Lukit Village in Pulau Padang, Kepulauan Meranti District is one such place. Its location by the coast means that saltwater can contaminate the groundwater supply. In the rainy season the [...]
  PULAU PADANG - Munip  harvests red chili with a wide smile on his faces, he fills his small bucket with chili’s. This first harvest might not be large as it is still early in the growth cycle, but it has a big impact for the “Family Blessings” farmer group.   As a member of the "Family Blessings" farmers group in Lukit village, Merbau sub-district, Meranti District, Riau Province, Munip receives help and guidance from Riau Ecosystem Riau (RER) and  Laskar Alam Riau through their [...]
The first-ever species inventory of the peat swamp forests of the Kampar Peninsula has been completed and published by the Riau Ecosystem Restoration Programme (RER). The work was the result of nearly eight months spent in the field – described in the report, as “one of the most physically challenging and inhospitable environments on this planet” – by a dedicated survey team from RER’s partner organization, Fauna & Flora International (FFI).  The inventory covered woody and [...]
KAMPAR PENINSULA - A team from Fauna & Flora International and  Riau Ecosystem Restoration (RER) participated in the  2017 Asian Waterbird Census (AWC). In Indonesia, this global survey is organized nationally by Wetlands International-Indonesia Program in collaboration with the Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation of the Ministry of Forestry. The AWC occurs annually in January  throughout the Asia-Pacific region, and runs concurrently with the [...]