Advancing forest ecosystem restoration in Sumatra

Published: 8 Jan 2018
Type: Case study

Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) was established by APRIL Group in 2013 as an ecosystem restoration program to protect, restore, conserve and manage 150,000 hectares of ecologically important peatland forest situated on the Kampar Peninsula and Padang Island, within Indonesia’s Riau Province in Sumatra. A leading producer of fiber, pulp and paper, APRIL manages industrial and community fiber plantations, alongside five Ecosystem Restoration Concession licenses issued by the Indonesian government, as part of an integrated production-protection landscape model. RER contributes to APRIL’s commitment to conserving one hectare of natural forest for every hectare of plantation. The company is 81% towards this goal and has committed US$100 million in funding to support long-term landscape conservation and restoration programs, including RER.

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