The Nugum Lunang Lelum Tano’ (Punan Long Adiu) project supports the Punan Long Adiu village community in protecting 17,000 ha of primary rainforest under threat from logging, mining and oil palm concessions.


Benefits that Punan Long Adiu provides



Start date 2016
Coordinator LP3M
Activities Avoided deforestation
Participants 32 village households
PVCs issued to-date 0



The detail

The Punan Adiu Community Territory covers an area of over 17,000 hectares in Malinau District, North Kalimantan. Most of the area is covered with dense tropical rainforest that has been used by the Punan Adiu Customary Community for generations. Now settled in Punan Long Adiu Village, the Punan Adiu Community still use many of the sustainable practices their ancestors developed, including hunting and gathering most of the food, fuel, building materials, and medicines they need from the forest.

The Punan Adiu Community Territory is surrounded by active timber and oil palm concessions. With the help of local NGO LP3M and a team of national and international experts, the Nugum Lunang Lelum Tano’ project (which means Sustainable Forest, Safe Earth in the Punan language) has designed a suite of activities that will enable them to effectively protect their forest.

These activities include: Pursuing the legal process for formal recognition of their Customary Territory and Customary Forest (Hutan Adat); Developing and enforcing village regulations to prevent unsustainable use of forest resources; Carrying out regular forest patrols to contain external threats, such as poaching and encroachment; Developing livelihood activities that enable the community to maximize their income from sustainable use of the forest.


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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 Punan Adiu Community will prevent deforestation and degradation of more than 100 hectares of forest each year, preventing around 55,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
  • Preventing the loss or degradation of more than 100 hectares of valuable forest habitat each year, supporting the conservation of the critically endangered Helmeted Hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil), Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica), and Bornean Banded Langur (Presbytis chrysomelas), and the thousands of other species that make use of the forest.
  • Carrying out regular forest patrols to contain external threats, such as poaching and encroachment.