Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve, Indonesia

The Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve project, an initiative by InfiniteEARTH, aims to reduce Indonesia’s emissions by preserving some 64,000 hectares of tropical peat swamp forest. This area, rich in biodiversity, includes the endangered Bornean orangutan. The project area was slated by the Provincial government to be converted into four palm oil estates, and is now preserved in perpetuity. Located on the southern coast of Borneo in the province of Central Kalimantan, the project is designed to protect the integrity of the adjacent world-renowned Tanjung Puting National Park by creating a physical buffer zone on the full extent of the ~90km eastern border of the park. This REDD+ project is also certified to the Verra Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) standard.