Rimba Raya REDD+ Forest Conservation

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Profile

location
Indonesia
verification
Verified Carbon Standard

Impact profile

Methodology

Forest conservation and restoration (REDD+)

Protecting endangered forests from illegal tree cutting or planting trees in areas that have already been deforested.

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Male at Camp Rimba

About the project

The Rimba Raya Biodiversity Project is one of the world’s largest REDD+ projects. Rimba Raya protects and preserves tropical lowland peat swamp forests, an endangered ecosystem, and is the native home to the Bornean Orangutan, as well as other endangered and threatened species. The project prevents this valuable ecosystem from being converted into palm oil plantations, and also protects the adjacent world-renowned Tanjung Puting National Park by creating a physical buffer zone on its eastern border.

Project impact to date

9
villages have been provided with household water filtration systems
120+
threatened and endangered species, including the largest privately-funded orangutan reserve
4.05M
tonnes of CO2e mitigated on average each year since the project started in 2015

Sustainable development goals

The project supports 17 goals outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

No povertyZero hungerGood health and well-beingQuality educationGender equalityClean water and sanitationAffordable and clean energyDecent work and economic growthIndustry, innovation and infrastructureReduced inequalitiesSustainable cities and communitiesResponsible consumption and productionClimate actionLife below waterLife on landPeace, justice and strong institutionsPartnerships for the goals

13 - Climate action

The Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve is located in the tropical peat swamp forest on the southern coast of Borneo in Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia, a region which has suffered from high rates of deforestation as a result of palm oil plantation expansion. The location of the project and impact allow for a unique contribution towards mitigating the effects of climate change because Indonesia ranks as one of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases.

15 - Life on land

A recent study of the Project Management Zone documented high biodiversity including 361 species of birds, 122 species of mammals, and 180 species of trees and woody plants likely to be present in the project area. Rimba Raya biodiversity notably includes the endangered Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), the only great ape outside of Africa, whose populations have declined 95% in the last century.

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