Case studies
POKOK - using anthropology to mitigate orangutan killing and human-orangutan conflict in Borneo

POKOK is an anthropology-conservation initiative (running from 2017-21) based at Brunel University London and supported by the Arcus Foundation.

Using social forestry to stop illegal logging and benefit local communities

A local organisation based in Riau province, Indonesia, called Yayasan Hutanriau (Riau Forest Foundation) helped communities in the Bukit Betabuh Forest Reserve respond to the illegal expansion of palm oil plantations and ille

Reducing the trade in live songbirds in Indonesia

Over one million live songbirds, including critically endangered species, are trapped every year in Indonesia.

Safeguarding Sumatran Tigers in Kerinci Seblat National Park

Of the estimated 400-500 Sumatran tigers remaining in the wild, approximately 150 are found in and around Kerinci Seblat National Park.

Tackling Illegal Logging in Ulu Masen, Aceh

Following the tsunami in 2004, Ulu Masen’s forests in Aceh, Indonesia, came under extreme pressure to supply the large-scale reconstruction effort required in the province.