Meet the local communities restoring ecosystems in Borneo

Restoring ecosystem is not just about planting trees, but also about how we could raise awareness of the surrounding community and involve them as  agents of change to push forward the restoration and conservation agenda, since they will be the first  to experience the effect of degraded ecosystem and will be the first to benefit from a healthy ecosystem.

In April and August, HIRAI worked with a local community in Pulang Pisau District, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, to plant trees in a previously burned area, and we had some time to have a chat and understand more about what they thought about the ecosystem and how the ecosystem degradation impacted their daily lives.

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Supporting partners 2023

Supporting partners

The Restoration Stewards program provides funding, mentorship and training to deepen the impact of youth-led restoration projects. The year-long program is run by the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) and the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) under the banner of Generation Restoration to support and highlight the work of eight young restoration practitioners and their teams in 2023.

During the program, the Restoration Stewards and their teams are  supported to further develop their project and serve as ambassadors at both global and local levels. Globally, the Restoration Stewards share their journeys in a series of vlogs and blogs documenting their stories of inspiration and challenges and participate in different international events to showcase their work. Locally, they are sparking a restoration movement, mobilizing local communities and creating pathways to connect, share, learn, and act for livelihoods and landscapes.