Established in 2013, the Riau Ecosystem Restoration(RER) is a collaborative project that brings together private and public sectors to protect and restore ecologically important peat forest on Indonesia’s Kampar Peninsula and Padang Island, Province of Riau. Managed under the ecosystem restoration licenses from the Government of Indonesia, the RER team work to protect, assess, restore and manage a total of 150,000 hectares of peat forest in both locations.

In a recent video, the RER team shares how they work in one of Indonesia’s most challenging terrain.

A mammoth task is underway in Indonesia to repair degraded peatland forests in Sumatra, an area twice the size of Singapore.

The Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) program covers 150,000 hectares of peatland, and APRIL Group will invest USD 100 million over the next decade for the eco-restoration project.

Video courtesy of Channel NewsAsia.

RER Special Report 2023