Community-Based Natural Resources Management

Natural Resources Access and Management Rights

Hutan Lindung Wehea
Protected Forest Wehea A rainbow above the protected forest area of Wehea, East Kalimantan. © Arif Rifqi

YKAN facilitates technical support for the application of social forestry permits and strengthening social forestry management institutions. As of June 2021, social forestry permits had been granted for a total area of 193,000 hectares in East Kalimantan.

A quick study by YKAN in 2019 showed that from analyses done in 15 villages, most (73%) of them demonstrated decreasing deforestation rates. In 2020, three villages that demonstrated great performances in reducing deforestation rates were given incentives for the proposed development of social forestry business.

Kelompok Tani Hutan Madu
Honey Forest Farmers Group Incentives handover for social forestry institutions in order to reduce deforestation in Karangan Dalam Village, East Kalimantan © YKAN