Biodiversity conservation and climate protection in the Gunung Leuser Ecosystem
The project supports selected communities in conservation oriented development activities and in resolving conflicts with the Gunung Leuser Ecosystem or adjacent forests. GFA advises on community border demarcation and community conservation agreements through participatory natural resource zoning and land use planning. This aims to improve the management and stewardship of forest landscapes through sustainable forest management and afforestation measures. As well livelihoods and welfare shall be improved with more rewarding and conservation-orientated alternative income opportunities, such as agroforestry, the use of non timber forest products (NTFP), Ecotourism and payment for ecosystems services (PES).