Our successful conservation programmes are built on strong partnerships, community engagement and solid research. We host conferences to share information about our organisation and the work we do with relevant stakeholders in each landscape, and provide a platform for all parties to present their priorities, concerns and hopes for the future of their forests and livelihood.
We present our research findings at conferences in Indonesia and internationally, and use this arena to forge new alliances and contribute to the collaborative research projects that are essential for identifying the conservation priorities across Borneo.
We organise participatory workshops to deliver technical, hands-on training across a range of skills. We are rolling out training in permaculture and aquaculture to develop sustainable alternative livelihoods in villages throughout the Rungan Landscape. With our partners at the University of Palangka Raya and Liverpool John Moores University, we have delivered training in the use of new thermal drone technology to community patrol and fire-fighting teams, significantly increasing local capacity to protect forests.
Our research team leads workshops to train the staff of other NGOs in best practice for orangutan and gibbon population surveys, biodiversity monitoring and habitat assessment, thus building in situ research capacity to support long-term, locally-led conservation in Borneo.