Forest Management

Forest cover in government-managed areas has suffered significantly due to inadequate oversight, planning and management. USAID BIJAK strengthens the government’s ability to oversee government-managed forests, which cover 64 percent of Indonesia’s land, by:

  • Strengthening Indonesia's reform efforts by helping its Forest Management Units (FMUs) to better preserve delicate forest ecosystems while meeting growing human demands on forests;

  • Expanding the use of innovative funding strategies to to make conservation and low emissions development more attractive to developers and investors; and 

  • Protecting areas of intact, virgin forest that are not yet under government management.