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REDD+ – Katingan, Kalimantan, Indonesia

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Project Name: Katingan Peatland Restoration and Conservation Project

Project Number, Vintage: VCS 1477, 2016

Project Location: Central Kalimantan Province, Indonesia

Project Type: REDD+ (Avoided Planned Deforestation and Reforestation, combined with Conservation of Undrained and Partially drained Peatland and Rewetting of Drained Peatland activities)

Additional Certification: Climate, Community, Biodiversity Standards (CCB)Climate Gold, Biodiversity Gold

Project Description: Protects about 150,000 ha of one of Indonesia’s largest remaining intact peat swamp forests.  Without the project, the area would be converted to fast-growing industrial pulpwood plantations

Sustainability Beyond Carbon: Protects habitat of 2 critically endangered, 11 endangered and 31 vulnerable species; home to >5% of all Bornean Orangutan and Proboscis Monkey

 

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Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan) encompasses approximately 5.7 million ha of peatland

By 2020, the expansion of industrial plantations on this peatland is estimated to contribute to about 20% of Indonesia’s total GHG emissions

Project protects and is restoring 149,800 ha of peatland ecosystems, covering one of Indonesia’s largest remaining intact peat swamp forests, and is reforesting 4,433 ha of non-forest areas within the project area (PA)

The PA is located entirely within state-designated production forest which without the project, would be converted to fast-growing industrial pulpwood plantations.  The project prevents this, having obtained full legal control of the production forest area through an Ecosystem Restoration Concession license, blocking the applications of plantation companies

Sustainability Beyond Carbon

Kalimantan encompasses approximately 5.7 million ha of peatland

By 2020, the expansion of industrial plantations on peatlands in Kalimantan alone is estimated to contribute to about 20% of Indonesia’s total GHG emissions

The project area contains vast amounts of CO2, with above-ground biomass and peat carbon stocks quantified to be 14.25 Mt and 546.75 Mt of carbon, respectively

The project plays a vital role in stabilizing water flows, preventing devastating peat fires, enriching soil nutrients and providing clean water

The PA is biodiversity rich, containing large populations of many high conservation value species, including some of the world’s most endangered (e.g. Bornean Orangutan and Proboscis Monkey)

While the PA contains no permanent human settlements, it is surrounded by villages for which it supports traditional livelihoods including farming, fishing, and non-timber forest products harvesting

The forest habitat supports 2 critically endangered, 11 endangered and 31 vulnerable species.  Preliminary estimates indicate an estimated population of almost 4,000 Orangutan, almost 10,000 Bornean Gibbon and over 500 Proboscis Monkey.  These populations all represent over 5% of the remaining global population of these species

Overall, the project area’s biodiversity includes 157 bird, 67 mammal, 41 reptile, 8 amphibian, 111 fish, and 314 floral species

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