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The Bujang Raba Community PES project, coordinated by KKI WARSI, conserves endangered primary rainforest in Sumatra's Bukti Barisan forest through a REDD+ intervention programme. The project involves 5 indigenous communities in protecting tropical mountainous forests.
The area is managed by communities under a 'Hutan Desa' programme which recognises and secures land tenure and allows community members to sustainably manage the forest. Moreover, by engaging local communities in protecting their local forest, the project actively plays a part in reducing forest fires, illegal poaching and unsustainable harvesting of timber and non-timber forest products.
Over 5,339 ha of primary forest will be protected by the participating communities, leading to a net carbon benefit of approximately 40,000 tCO2 per year. The Bujang Raba project site is rich in biodiversity and is home to threatened species and other species of high conservation value. These species include the Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae), which is critically endangered, the Malayan Tapir (Tapirus indicus) and Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus).
The project has also initiated a number of activities to diversify income for participating communities by introducing high value crops such as cardamom, cocoa, and other NTFPs that can be integrated into smallholder agroforestry plots. The project will also work with community members to build bamboo and rattan processing capacities to open up other income streams.
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5 village communities