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The Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project

Central Kalimantan, Seruyan District


The Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve is predominantly tropical peat swamp forest. The reserve covers 91,215 ha of land and it lies along the eastern flank of world renowned Tanjung Puting National Park. It is home to several endangered species, including the orang-utan. 14 villages also lie in the area.


The Rimba Raya project represents an innovation in the field of conservation via Reductions in Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD). It seeks to adopt an integrated approach to greenhouse gas emissions reductions that emphasizes both rural development and orangutan habitat conservation.

Survey results carried out in the area indicate that despite a history of selective logging in the area, forest biomass is moderately high and relatively consistent across major forest blocks in Rimba Raya.  Peats areas were also found to be around 4-5 m deep across all survey transects. The project can consequently make a signficant contribution to Indonesia's efforts to reduce carbon emissions from land use change.

Project Related Documents
Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) Documents
  • Statement of CCB Standards Validation - Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project (2011)

  • Final CCBA Project Validation Report - The Rimba Raya Biodiversity Conservation Project (2011)

  • Rimba Raya Infinite Earth REDD Pilot CCBA - Project Design Document (PDD) (2009)

  • Annexes CCBA of Rimba Raya Biodiversity Conservation Project (2011)

  • Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Registration Documents
  • Project Proponent Registration Representation (2011)

  • Validation Statement (2011)

  • Rimba Raya VCS Validation Report (2011)

  • Project Document (2011)

  • The Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve REDD Project (Overview by IGES) (2011)

    Rimba Raya Indonesia - Clinton Climate Initiative Forestry Project Overview (2011)

    Presentation - Rimba Raya Conservation REDD Project Status (2011)

    SPOT Planet Action Update (2009)

    Relevant Supporting Documents

    Estimating The Break-Even Price for Forest Protection in Central Kalimantan (2012)

    Siaran Pers - Satgas dan Pemprov Kalteng Tanda Tangani Kerjasama Pelaksanaan REDD+ (2011)

    Press Release - Task Force REDD+ and Central Kalimantan Signs Cooperation on REDD+ Implementation (2011)

    Nota Kesepahaman Antara Satuan Tugas Persiapan Kelembagaan REDD+ dengan Pemprov Kalteng (2011)

    InPres No 2 Thn 2007 tentang Percepatan Rehabilitasi dan Revitalisasi Kawasan Pengembangan Lahan Gambut di Kalimantan Tengah (2007)

    Green Growth in Central Kalimantan (2011)

    Proposal Kalimantan Tengah - Provinsi Percontohan REDD+ (2011)

    Stakeholder Assessment for REDD+ Readiness Programs in Central Kalimantan - Executive Summary (2011)

    Kajian Para Pihak Terkait dengan Upaya Pengurangan Emisi dari Deforesasi dan Degradasi Hutan di Kalimantan Tengah (2011)

    PRESS RELEASE - President Selected Central Kalimantan as Pilot Province (2010)

    Menciptakan Kesejahteraan Rendah Karbon di Kalimantan Tengah - DRAFT(oleh DNPI & Provinsi Kalimantan Tengah) (2010)

    Creating Low Carbon Prosperity in Central Kalimantan - DRAFT(by DNPI & Government of Central Kalimantan) (2010)

    Master Plan for The Rehabilitation & Revitalization of the Ex-Mega Rice Project Area in Central Kalimantan (2008)

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    Area (Hectares) :
    91,215 ha

    CO2 Reductions :
    Protection of Rimba Raya carbon stocks over the 30 years life of the project equate to an estimated 133,9 million tons of CO2e avoided.

    Proponent :

    Infinite Earth, Orangutan Foundation International, PT Rimba Raya Conservation, Government of Norway Agency for Development

    Standard :
    Climate Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) and Voluntary Carbon Standards (VCS)

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