Our projects Current projects Nanga Lauk – Indonesia The Rimbak Pakai Pengidup (Nanga Lauk) project helps the Nanga Lauk community to protect 1,450 ha of village forest, through sustainable land-use practices and patrolling against illegal logging, and gain legal rights for a further 9,196 ha. Benefits that Nanga Lauk provides Start date 2016 Coordinator PRCF Indonesia Activities Avoided deforestation Participants 195 village households PVCs issued to-date 1,308 The detail Nanga Lauk is a village in Kapuas Hulu District, West Kalimantan. Surrounding the village are 10,000 ha of riparian and peat swamp rainforest which are under threat from logging and mining companies. The Nanga Lauk community have secured management rights for a Village Forest with an area of 1,430 hectares, with the hope to extend into further 9,196 ha for which the community hope to obtain management rights. Forest in Nanga Lauk is a mixture of peat swamp and riverine forest, that is used by the Nanga Lauk community for fishing, honey production, and harvest of timber to construct their houses. With the support of the local NGO PRCF-Indonesia and a team of national and international experts, the Rimbak Pakai Pengidup (Forests for Life) project designed a suite of activities to secure and extend the legal right of the community to manage and benefit from their Village Forest, enabling them to prevent the deforestation and forest degradation that would result if the area is not effectively protected. These activities include: Extending the coverage of their Village Forest to include areas currently allocated as timber concession; Developing and enforcing village regulations to prevent unsustainable use of forest resources; Carrying out regular forest patrols; and Developing livelihood activities that enable the community to maximize their income from sustainable use of the forest. The documents See all documents SDG details See how the project provides benefits beyond carbon and contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Sustainable Development Goal How the project contributes Empowers local communities by strengthening land tenure rights, establishing formally recognised Village Forests in Indonesia. Income diversification through forest livelihood activities including sale of honey and rattan and bamboo products, and ecotourism. The activities designed by the Nanga Lauk community will prevent deforestation and degradation of up to 60 hectares of forest each year, preventing around 17,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year from loss of trees, and considerably more than this from avoided emissions from peat drying. Conservation of the critically endangered mammals - Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), Bornean Banded Langur (Presbytis chrysomelas), and Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica); and birds - Helmeted Hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil), and Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmaeus); and the thousands of other species that make use of the forest. Forest patrols monitor forest cover, biodiversity and signs of forest encroachment and forest fire.