The feasibility study evaluates the existing scope conditions and puts forward a proposal for a second project location for Forest Programme II in the buffer zone of Bukit Tigapuluh National Park in Jambi. Since January 2016, AHT has been implementing the KfW co-funded Forest Programme II (FP II) “Biodiversity Conservation and Integrated Watershed Management Development in the Indonesian-German REDD+ Programme” in Jambi Province, Indonesia. The project will run over a period of seven years and targets the Kerinci-Seblat National Park and its buffer zone. In September 2017 AHT started this Feasibility Study for a proposal elaboration for a second project location in Jambi. The entire Programme supports Indonesia in conservation of biodiversity and rehabilitation of watersheds with the end of reducing pressure on the two National Parks, on forest resources and wildlife habitats for key species like Sumatra Elephant, Sumatra Tiger and Orang Utan as well as improving livelihoods and land use, including social forestry models.
The Project’s core components at the new project site are:
- Biodiversity Conservation: secure and manage the remaining forests in Renah Mendalo Sub-District (Tanjung Jabung Barat District) and in Sumai Sub-district (Tebo District) such as wildlife sanctuaries for elephant, orangutan and tiger.
- Watershed management: improve watershed management in the Batang Sumai/Batang Betara watershed through participative approaches and rehabilitation of forest/forest land including agroforestry schemes.
- Social Forestry: reduce pressure on forest resources and key species in the buffer area of the Bukit Tigapuluh NP through participative land use planning, and community-based forest protection.
- Suitability assessment of the buffer zone area of Bukit Tigapuluh NP as a conservation areas for FC investment;
- Review of the rules and regulations needed for biodiversity and protected area management and provision of recommendations for improvement;
- Conduct a stakeholder analysis;
- Conduct a cause and cause/root cause analysis;
- Preparation of a Biodiversity Conservation Component for the second project site;
- Preparation of a Watershed Management Component through participative approaches and rehabilitation of forest/forest land including agroforestry schemes;
- Preparation of a Component for the establishment of Social Forestry approaches;
- Design of implementation concepts for the second project site;
- Conduct a cost benefit analysis.
|Ministry of Environment and Forestry|
|BMZ through KfW|
|09/2017 – 12/2017|
|Contract value: 79,970 €|