Who we are
The Belantara Foundation is an Indonesian based global non-profit organization that works to protect the Indonesian landscape by establishing local sustainability projects in areas which are set aside for conservation, reforestation, and sustainable community development.
Formed in 2014; launched during the COP 21 UNFCCC in Paris (December 2015) the Foundation was established by and received its seed funding from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinarmas. Additional financial resources are being raised from the public and private sectors.
What we believe makes us unique is our ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders including Indonesia governments, NGOs, corporations as well as indigenous communities.
Belantara achieves its environmental objectives by taking a landscape approach, finding solutions larger than any one company’s operations and supply chain. Simply put, animals do not recognize land concession borders, fences cannot stop a flood or a fire. Successful conservation efforts must involve the entire landscape. That’s our value and our strength.
Our end goal is to fund programs that conserve and rehabilitate ecosystems, protect endangered species and help local farmers realize sustainable prosperity in Indonesia and become entrepreneurs setting up success for generations to come.
We obtain results through effective partnerships with Indonesian provincial governments, NGOs and communities. Together, we preserve and restore essential ecosystems while also helping local farmers and villagers to realize sustainable prosperity.
This broad landscape approach extends beyond forestry to support local farmers in their efforts to address a range of sustainability issues related to palm oil, cacao, rubber, coffee, sugar and other crops. We help local farmers to use new technology, diversification, sustainable techniques to achieve more productivity from their land without impacting nearby forests.
Belantara also protects endangered species like tigers, orangutans and elephants, unique to the island of Sumatra.
Our partnerships support restoration, habitat and community.
Wide lens approach
Ecosystems cross property boundaries. Water does not stop to flow, trees to not stop to grow and animals do not stop to roam based on boarders set out in land agreements.
Our approach brings stakeholders locally and globally together to find solutions to complex, environmental challenges affecting the Indonesian landscape.