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USAID LESTARI Project

by Gateway Web Editor last modified Sep 26, 2016 10:41 AM
Contributors: USAID
USAID LESTARI supports the Government of Indonesia to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and conserve biodiversity in carbon rich and biologically significant forest and mangrove ecosystems. LESTARI applies a landscape approach to reduce emissions, integrating forest and peatland conservation with low emissions development on other, already degraded land. This is achieved through improved land use governance, enhanced protected areas management and protection of key species, sustainable private sector and industry practices, and expanded constituencies for conservation among various stakeholders.

LESTARI activities are targeted in six strategic landscapes on three of Indonesia’s largest islands – Sumatra, Central Kalimantan, and Papua – where primary forest cover remains most intact and carbon stocks are greatest. LESTARI runs from August 2015 through July 2020. For more information about the project, please click here.

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