Effective Production-Protection Model Demonstrated Through RER

Effective Production-Protection Model Demonstrated Through RER

Having observed its fifth anniversary last October, the Riau Ecosystem Restoration (or Restorasi Ekosistem Riau, RER) project recently published its 2018 progress report. The report documents the work done and results achieved in various areas of the multi-faceted project. The RER team, comprising conservation experts as well as forestry and sustainability professionals from APRIL (Asia […]

Observing International Day of Forests 2019

Observing International Day of Forests 2019

21 March is International Day of Forests. It is the day that the United Nations raises awareness on the importance of all types of forests. Also known as World Forest Day, the event has been observed since 2013. “Forests and Education” is the theme for International Day of Forest 2019 – last year’s was “Forests […]

A Closer Look at the Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) Project

A Closer Look at the Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) Project

Heard of the RER (Restorasi Ekosistem Riau) project? It is a collaborative project aimed at restoring and conserving ecologically important peat forest areas in Indonesia’s Kampar Peninsula. Spanning 150,000 hectares, the area was previously either mostly deforested or degraded peatland. APRIL Group established the RER project in 2013 as multi-year commitment to protecting, assessing, restoring and […]

Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) starts forest restoration exercise in Sumatra

Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) starts forest restoration exercise in Sumatra

Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) has started a forest restoration exercise in Sumatra, with the planting of 2 million trees. The RER project was launched in 2013 under a restoration licence granted by Indonesia’s government. The aim of the project was to revitalise the landscape, create sustainable lifestyles for the local forest communities and to establish a replicable […]