Gola isn’t the RSPB’s only Rainforest project. We are also still working at Hutan Harapan in Indonesia, home to the Sumatran tiger and Sumatran elephant, both critically endangered. (See our last blog about Harapan here: http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/community/getinvolved/b/rainforests/archive/2015/02/03/restoring-hope-in-indonesia-s-forests.aspx )
Since 2016 we have been working with our partners in Indonesia on a Darwin Initiative funded project investing in agroforestry opportunities (where agriculture is delivered in combination with forest trees) at Harapan. The objective of this project is to develop opportunities that can deliver the restoration goals we have for the rainforest at the same time as meeting the livelihood aspirations of local communities.
Check out the short clip below from Hutan Harapan where RSPB Conservation Scientist, Tom Swinfield, explains some of the work that is being done. Here he is at a demonstration plot where they are trialling different agroforestry activities and monitoring the results.
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