In December 2020, Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) published The Amphibians and Reptiles of the Kampar Peninsula: An Annotated Checklist detailing these species in the landscape including the critically-endangered (CR) Painted Terrapin and Great River Terrapin. The publication was compiled by RER resident ecologists from surveys together with Fauna & Flora International (FFI), Tropenbos Indonesia, and Museum Zoologi, Sekolah Ilmu dan Teknologi Hayati, Institut Teknologi Bandung.

Restorasi Ekosistem Riau programme will regularly publish reports, documents and other publications. This report is part of the RER Publication Series.

A sixth consecutive fire-free year, an increase in the inventory of plant and animal species identified and new biodiversity research initiatives are among the highlights of the latest  Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) Progress Report.

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2018 marked five years of commitment to protect and restore peatlands forest in Indonesia. The 2018 RER Progress Report gives us the opportunity to share our experience and efforts to protect and conserve one of the largest intact peatland areas in Sumatra.

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The return of rare birdlife, the growth of sustainable forest-related alternative community livelihoods, and the continued absence of fire are just three of the highlights in the 2017 RER Progress Report. 

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In February 2018, RER published a new report: Mammals of the Kampar Peninsula: An Annotated Checklist recording all the mammal species recorded within the Kampar Peninsula as at December 2017. The checklist includes 73 mammal species, including 17 that are classified as globally threatened species and 21 are protected species in Indonesia. The checklist serves as a benchmark for future surveys and follows established reporting conventions.

In 2017, RER published its Birds of the Kampar Peninsula: An Annotated Checklist, detailing the presence of 299 rare and endangered birds in the Kampar Peninsula peatland restoration forest area and surrounds. This includes the critically endangered Helmeted Hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil), listed in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Compiled by ecologists at RER, the checklist is a record of all the bird species that have been identified as of June 2017.

Restoring Today’s Forest For Tomorrow Needs

Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) is a long-term ecosystem restoration project that began in 2013, with the granting of a 60-year ecosystem restoration license for 20,265 ha of degraded ecosystem forest from the Indonesian Government. Four years later, RER now consists of 149,807 ha on the Kampar Peninsula and Padang Island in Riau province, Sumatra. RER applies a four-point restoration approach of Protect, Assess, Restore, Manage. 

Crucial to the success of the ecosystem restoration programme is the support and collaboration of RER’s multiple stakeholders. Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is an international NGO established in 1903. FFI acts to conserve threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take into account human needs. As RER’s technical partner, FFI manages key elements of the project related to biodiversity, climate and communities

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