Indonesia Carbon Project
The tropical rain forests of Borneo are home to hundreds of at-risk species, including one of the last remaining wild populations of endangered Bornean orangutans. But that habitat continues to shrink.
The palm oil industry is responsible for much of this area’s deforestation. Indonesia is already the world’s largest producer of palm oil, and there are plans to double output over the next few years — accounting for 80% of the world’s consumption. Rain forest land is being slashed and burned at an alarming rate, and the remaining forest is estimated to be destroyed in the next 10 years if nothing is done.
Our work in Indonesia protects more than 250 square miles of tropical peat forest in the province of Central Kalimantan — a living example of an economically viable alternative to deforestation. Here, carbon credits protect hundreds of at-risk and endangered species like the Borean Orangutan. They also provide access to clean water and health services, foster an understanding of sustainable forest uses, and contribute to the local economy.