Fauna & Flora is working with local communities and the government to safeguard rural livelihoods and forest habitats in Kerinci Seblat National Park. This includes the habitat of important Indonesian species such as the Sumatran tiger.
Our work in Kerinci Seblat National Park
Fauna & Flora is incentivising forest-edge communities to protect and sustainably manage high-conservation value forests with the support of the local government. This includes encouraging and supporting the establishment of community enterprises based around the sustainable use of non-timber forest products including kepayang oil and small-scale coffee.
As part of our efforts to help rehabilitate the degraded community village forest, we have supported the establishment of 18 tree nurseries, which have produced more than half a million seedlings. This village forest covers almost 4,500 hectares of lowland tropical forest, providing a vital habitat for threatened species including the Sumatran tiger and Malay tapir. Forming part of Batanghari watershed, the forest plays a critical role in providing local and regional water supplies.