About Us

Our History

Focus Mangroves at Kaledupa, Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi © Nugroho Arif Prabowo

Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN) is a non-profit organization which was established in Indonesia in 2014.

YKAN Logo Philosophy

YKAN logo combines two main elements of the Earth: land and ocean, focusing on two YKAN’s main programs: Indonesia Terrestrial Program and Indonesia Ocean Program.

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Logo YKAN Logo baru Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara. © YKAN

The green color on the leaves is a terrestrial symbol inspired by the ironwood tree (Eusideroxylon zwageri), a tree species native to Indonesia. As a premium type of wood, ironwood wood possesses great strength, and thus the tree is also known as "iron tree." Ironwood tree is also orangutan's favorite nesting place. For the Dayak tribe, Kalimantan native indigenous community who lived at one of YKAN's project areas, a tree is seen as a protector of life.

Bluewater ripples represent the element of water, both on land and in the ocean. As a source of life, the ripples of water give life to livings underwater and on the shore.

YKAN's slogan, "For a Sustainable Indonesia," is aligned with YKAN's strategy in implementing conservation missions, which are protecting nature, promoting sustainable practices, encouraging policies, and supporting innovative financing.