Feb 20, 2017

SAFARI field work continues in Indonesia

Laura Prill, PhD candidate and SAFARI project research associate (University of Hamburg, UHH), will be working in Indonesia (East Kalimantan) from 13 March to 19 April to continue the SAFARI project’s field work in the region.

During the trip, Ms Prill will visit REDD+ pilot project sites including model villages, a model forest management unit (FMU) and forest management concessions where REDD+ activities, reduced impact logging, a timber legality assurance system and forest certification schemes have been implemented. Ms Prill will also visit ‘control sites’ where the REDD+ activities and such schemes are absent.

Based on the previous SAFARI work, the UHH team will focus on some identified key issue areas for the implementation of REDD+ and FLEGT related activities in East Kalimantan and collect both quantitative and qualitative information/data. The team will meet with key experts, FMU and REDD+ project leaders, government officials and local communities to understand key challenges and first short- to mid-term impacts of REDD+ pilot projects and FLEGT related activities at the local level.

The SAFARI project aims to identify how a holistic Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) concept interlinks and supports the FLEGT and/or REDD+ initiatives, to analyse their current and possible future impacts, foster their operability on all levels, and to demonstrate the multiple benefits of SFM.

 harvesting site, East Kalimantan

UHH team at harvesting site of PT. Gunung Gajah Abadi, Berau. Photo: Prem R. Neupane

For more information:

Dr. Prem Raj Neupane

Laura Prill