The Katingan Project is an endeavor to protect and restore a 200,000 ha peat swamp forest in Indonesian Borneo.
A great tract of Earth is on fire and threatened species are being driven out of their habitats. This is a crime against humanity and nature.
George Monbiot in the Guardia
As dawn breaks over Katingan, men and women set out to collect rattan, an activity that will keep them busy until the end of the day. But for many of them, there are low expectations of financial gains from this activity.
Two years after Harrison Ford visited The Katingan Project filming The Years of Living Dangerously in 2013, Indonesia is experiencing devastating forest fires as land is cleared for palm oil production. As a partner on the Katingan Project I have set up rattan workshops in the forest to provide alternative employment for the people living […]
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‘The Environment and Indonesian Communities: Part 1’ – This blog post by the Clinton Foundation highlights the work of Photovoices International as part of the Katingan Project, which was supported by the Clinton Climate Initiative, and empowers local populations to document the way the environment affects core issues in their communities.
The Katingan Project — which caught the eye of Harrison Ford — pairs a basket-making business with the Indonesian government’s efforts to restore valuable land, employing local villagers along the way.
Harrison Ford may be no stranger to cutting his way through jungles, but in September 2013 his trip to the Katingan Project concession in Central Kalimantan, Borneo, was an eye-opener on the potential of peat swamps to mitigate the impacts of global warming while helping local communities.
A green entrepreneur and his forest conservation company are leading the way with a business model that is not just green and sustainable but has the backing and involvement of the community. Dharsono Hartono, president director of Rimba Makmur Utama, has invested in a restoration project consisting of 217,000 hectares of forest in Katingan.