We develop comprehensive, long-term management plans with our advisory panel of international and local specialists to ensure the sustainability of the restored forest areas. These incorporate consultation with local communities, government and adjacent forest concession license-holders, and are distributed widely for feedback.


Production-Protection Model

A critical element of the RER initiative is the adoption and maintenance of an integrated production-protection model, where plantation operations on the perimeter of the restoration area not only provide protection, but actively fund ecosystem restoration and forest protection. Years of experience have shown that this is the most reliable, consistent and effective economic model for restoration in Indonesia, especially given the extent of the resources that are required for ongoing active management.


From the Community

RER has 70 employees and over 70 team members and rangers who work to protect and restore the forest every day. Over 80 percent of RER’s workforce comes from the two districts in Riau where RER operates, namely Pelalawan and the Meranti Islands. This helps RER to establish trust and better understand the needs of forest users.

RER Special Report 2023