Forest Programme II - Sumatra / Kalimantan Preparation of a Biodiversity Conservation Component within the Indonesian-German Forest (REDD+) Programme and Proposal for Debt-for-Nature Swap (VI)

Detailed description of project:

Feasibility study for the elaboration of a Biodiversity Conservation Component within the German-Indonesian Forest (REDD+) Programme II

The aims of the Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Area Management are to:

  • Strengthen the national strategy on REDD+ in the fields of the conservation of biodiversity and improving protected area, corridor and buffer zone management to reduce natural forest degradation and to complement governmental efforts to restore forests in protected areas;
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses within the implementation of the National Strategy on Biodiversity Conservation for Kalimantan and Sumatra;
  • Select focal areas for biodiversity conservation and priorities for biodiversity conservation including the possibility of integrating corridors;
  • Ensure participation of population through preparation of FPIC (Free Prior Informed Consent) standards;
  • Undertake specified feasibility studies on the establishment of project demonstration sites in at least two selected priority protected areas.

The study included an evaluation of “Debt for Nature Swap III” and proposal for “Debt for Nature Swap VI” and a scoping mission in Sulawesi for the identification of potential activities of future German initiatives in the planned Forest Programme III.

Type of services provided:

  • Identification of priority areas for Indonesian-German FC to support biodiversity;
  • Preparation of a Biodiversity Conservation Component within the Indonesian-German Forest Programme;
  • Review of the rules and regulations needed for biodiversity and protected area management and provision of recommendations for improvement;
  • Design of implementation concepts for two pilot projects;
  • Development of community forestry and agroforestry approaches to reduce pressure on natural forest / protected areas and to increase income opportunities for park adjacent communities;
  • Assessment of the appropriateness of small hydro power / energy schemes for community development measures around the Kerinci Seblat National Park in the framework of Payment for Environmental Services (PES).

Selected Pilot areas were:

  • Kerinci Seblat National Park and Merangin watershed in Jambi Province, Sumatra;
  • Gunung Palung National Park and surrounding special use zone and buffer zones in West Kalimantan.


Ministry of Forestry, Department of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation
BMZ through KfW
11/2011 - 07/2012
Contract value:
326,000 €