Securing rainforests for local livelihoods and resilience to current and long-term COVID-19 impacts
Orangutang Fonden/Save the Orangutan
Indsatsen vedrører følgende verdensmål:
- Mål 1: Afskaf fattigdom
- Mål 3: Sundhed og trivsel
- Mål 4: Kvalitetsuddannelse
- Mål 15: Livet på land
- Mål 17: Partnerskaber for handling
Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:
- Yayasan Borneo Nature Indonesia (BNF)
Overordnede mål :
The main purpose of the intervention is to secure the Sebangau and Rungan rainforests in Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) for local livelihoods and resilience to current and long-term COVID-19 impacts.
Umiddelbare mål :
Objective 1: The target communities have gained increased awareness and knowledge of the relationship between environmental health and well-being, enabling them to take active measures to reduce COVID-19 related impacts on their health and livelihoods. Objective 2: Monitoring and patrolling of the forests in Sebangau and Rungan have been strengthened in order to reduce COVID-19 related impacts in terms of increased degradation.Objective 3: Multi-stakeholder coordination has increased in order to strengthen monitoring efforts and ensure that forest conservation is also on the agenda during the COVID-19 reopening and after the crisis.
The primary target group of the proposed project: Altogether between 455 and 610 people are expected to take active part in the project activities, of which the large majority are community members from three communities in Sebangau and Rungan area: Kereng Bangkirai and Sabaru around Sebangau National Park (Sebangau sub -district) and Mungku Baru in Rungan River (Rakumpit sub-district). The secondary target groups consist of other community members in the target communities and surrounding areas, who will be affected by the project activities without participating in them. As such this includes all communities in Sebangau National Park and Rungan River landscapes that will benefit from increased monitoring and protection of their forests and livelihood resources.
The project contributes to secure rainforests on Borneo for local livelihoods and resilience to current and long-term COVID-19 impacts. The marginalized target communities are dependent on the forests, which have been threatened by forest fires and deforestation for many years and further pressured as result of a COVID-19-related increase in illegal logging. Community awareness of ecosystem health and its relation to zoonotic diseases forms part of the strategy to provide stronger incentives to fight environmental degradation and mitigate COVID-19 risks. Forest monitoring for prevention of illegal logging and fires will moreover be strengthened through community field efforts in coordination with professional patrols. Finally, the project entails the facilitation of multi-stakeholder workshops aimed at increasing awareness of COVID-19 related impacts on the forests and how important continued and strengthened forest protection efforts are in the reopening and rebuilding.