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 [...]
In an effort to help increase fishermen income, RER recently provide fishing equipments in the form of 360 kg fishnet and six balls of yarn to Serkap Jaya Lestari fishing group. The group was formed in October 2016 and signed a Collaborative Agreement with RER that includes 21 families who depends  on the fish catches from Serkap River, Teluk Meranti sub-district, Pelalawan District, Riau Province.  "Every fishermen requires about 12 kg fishnet to make decent catching. Most of the [...]
Dozens of indigenous tree seedlings donated by Riau Ecosystem Restoration (RER) were jointly planted by employees and community members in RW 08 Sangar of Pulau Muda Village during  Employee Volunteering (EV) day on 23 December 2016.  50 Jabon seedling, 10 Punak seedlings and 7 Mentangor seedlings were planted along the road to the mosque, around people's homes and at the elementary school. Residents and RER employees worked together to clear vegetation and prepare the planting holes for [...]
Rivers in the lowlands of Sumatra’s tropical peat land forest are the traditional “highways of life” for Melayu people which have a long tradition of using the rivers for transportation and fishing. The Kampar Peninsula in Riau province is one of the last and largest peat land forest areas in Sumatra, measuring over 650,000 ha. There are four main rivers on the Kampar Peninsula that include Kutup, Turip, Serkap and Sangar Rivers which extend 20-30 km into the central core peat dome of the [...]
Riau Ecosystem Restoration (RER) and their partner BIDARA (Bina Sumberdaya Masyarakat) have provided 50 goats to 40 resident families of Sangar sub-village in Pulau Muda Village, Teluk Meranti Sub-district, Pelalawan District, Riau province on Thursday, 3 November 2016.   The goats were provided as an incentive to the community to produce organic fertilizer for agricultural land development without the use of fire. The ability to produce their own natural, organic fertilizers is more [...]
RER Estate Manager Edy Supraitno (4th from right) with newly selected Forest Protection Guards from local communities to work on the RER concessions on the Kampar Peninsula.   The presence of Riau Ecosystem Restoration (RER) has received the attention of local people in the communities of Kampar Peninsula and Pulau Padang. A total of 23 young candidates originating from Teluk Meranti Sub-District on the Kampar River were recruited to join the RER Foreman Trainee Test in RER office [...]