The Katingan Peatland project protects nearly 150,000 hectares in the Indonesian Kalimantan region of the island of Borneo. The project covers mostly peatland swamp forests, home to the endangered Bornean Orangutan and Proboscis Monkey.
Before initiating the carbon project, these forests were classified as production forests and at risk of clearing for conversion to forest plantations. The project, which began in 2010, has successfully maintained levels of biodiversity in this unique protected area through patrols and fire prevention. Project funds have also clearly and positively impacted surrounding communities’ livelihoods and living conditions.