Giving our secrets away - Collabs with other organisations

Everything you need to know about our community development approach to environmental conservation is in our Gunung Nuit Report, but for organisations wanting to implement or learn from our model for practical purposes we welcome them to engage in knowledge exchanges. Most recently we welcomed Forkani (assisted by Blue Ventures) to learn from our models in our coastal village partners of Sungai Nibung, and Mengkalang Jambu. We shared with them all the ingredients that make our model work and they got to speak to community stakeholders at every level to get multiple perspectives. We were just passing on the good grace offered to us by other organisation partners like Blue Ventures who helped us a lot last year. Read this blogpost to learn what's involved and how everyone benefits.

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Sustainable agriculture program and courses

Our agriculture program has bee-n with us from the bee-ginning but last year we developed it further. Now villagers can benefit from a sustainable agriculture course consisting of four levels to ensure villagers can smoothly transition and most importantly gain the expertise to maintain their sustainable agriculture systems. Read more to reveal an exciting new update, we’ve hidden some clues in this description - see if you can guess what it’s about.

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Why Planet Indonesia focuses on women and girls empowerment

If we want any hope for the future, gender equality must be achieved. In this blogpost we go through the reasons why and how we empower women and girls so that they have the freedom to pursue the life they want. Our Health and Literacy Coordinators, as pictured in this title photo, give their first hand experience in dealing with gender equality issues in rural communities and what motivates them to continue the fight.

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What Community Led Health Programs should look like: Our PHE integrated CCs model

Recently we took a field trip to Seruat dua accompanying Blue Communities PhD candidate Ana from the UK who is studying the impact of our Population Health Environment (PHE) integrated approach. In this blogpost we explain the philosophies and methodology behind our health services in rural communities that have limited access to health care. Read more to understand how we support communities in achieving the human right to health.

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PLEO Method: Measuring wildlife population densities

To assess whether we were preventing biodiversity loss was proving to be an immense challenge because most of the currently existing methods of surveying population densities was extremely inefficient. We’ll be implementing the PLEO method this year to combat the problems we face with transect surveys. Read this blogpost to get the full lowdown on the why and how.

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2019 New Year Goals

Every year, our achievements get larger and our aims get more ambitious. This year, one of our resolutions was to try and engage our international support base more with the grassroots work we do. We want to take you on the journey and show you what happens on the ground. Take a look at this blog post to see what some of the biggest adventures we’ll be undertaking so we can track our progress together.

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What we achieved in 2018

2018 was a massive year for us. You might remember some of the big exciting moments like when Adam won his Future for Nature award or when our Helmeted Hornbill chick finally fledged but underlying all that is a lot of consistent hard work that also manifest more quiet and ongoing (but equally important) achievements. Take a peep at this blogpost to see the milestones we climbed up to in 2018 before we fly off to even higher heights in 2019.

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How the chainsaw and rifle buyback will fit into our program

We’re launching a rifle and chainsaw buyback program inspired by the success of similar initiatives that have been proven effective in ... This blogpost starts by explaining the problems plaguing local communities. Skip to the middle of the article if you want to read how the rifle and chainsaw program will fit into our overall mission of empowering local communities, for example injecting some much needed financial resources.

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New Hope For One of the World’s Rarest Birds

Last time we shared how we build the foundations for our wildlife and environment conservation work, this time we’ll show you the exciting bits of what happens after. Read to join our Biodiversity Team on their latest field trip so you can see for yourself what working in the Borneo Rainforest is like and what it takes to protect an endangered species. Continue reading and we’ll explain some of the politics that make mass environmental destruction possible and what we’re doing to unravel the decades long legacies of poor policy to help the people of Indonesia re-write a brighter, more sustainable future.

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Our history with the Helmeted Hornbill and the birth of a baby

Hope is essential in conservation and nothing signifies hope more than the arrival of the newborn of a critically endangered species. It has been an 8 month journey to ensure the family of Helmeted Hornbill’s safety and with this chapter coming to an end we have some incredible stories to tell. But behind the excitement and good news is a lot of meetings, paperwork and strategising. This post takes a look at all the foundations we built to give the baby and its species a chance at life.

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