Communities for Tiger Recovery in Rimbang Baling

Communities for Tiger Recovery in Rimbang Baling: the Beating Heart of the Central Sumatran Tiger Landscape

This project is a part of the Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Program (ITHCP) supported by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Asia region.

The activity consists of three components: (i) tiger conservation, (ii) habitat management and (iii) local community’s livelihood.

 Indecon is part of a consortium that consists of 3 organizations, which are WWF Indonesian and Yapeka. Indecon’s work is ecotourism development as a livelihood alternative for local communities of Rimbang Baling. Goals for this program is sustainable livelihoods development and green development programs implemented for ten core and buffer zone 4. Targeted outcomes are :

  1. By 2019, tiger, habitat and prey loss are reduced through a multi-stakeholder Integrated Tiger-Habitat Protection System (ITHPS) in Rimbang Baling
  2. A Rimbang Baling-wide standardized tiger and habitat monitoring system is operational, with involvement of key stakeholders by mid year 1.
  3. By 2019, a representative number of RB core zone and selected immediate border communities actively support and benefit from the RB co-management system

Project Component

The project consists of 4 activities series which support outcome 3, there are : (1) Facilitate the formulation of a multi-stakeholder ecotourism management plan for Rimbang Baling. (2) Facilitate capacity building for community-based ecotourism. (3) Facilitate the development of ecotourism infrastructure including the upgrading of the existing conservation education center. (4) Facilitate the development of ecotourism products and packages for selected communities.

This project located in Rimbang Baling Wildlife Reserve, Kampar District, Riau Province. Specifically, the location for community-based ecotourism development is in the villages of Tanjung Belit and Batu Songgan, Kampar Kiri Hulu sub-district.


Output and achievments of the programs are :
(2) Implementation of the biggest systematic monitoring of tigers and its prey in Sumatra and carrying out forest patrol activity. (2) Completion of Rimbang Baling Wildlife Reserve Management Plan and Block Plan. (3) Development of ecotourism activities in three villages, which include development of homestay units, camping area, waterfall attraction, tour packages,  eco-education centre, revitalization of types of art, and cultural event performance. (4) Mentoring for drafting the Medium Term Villages Development Plans for 10 villages.
(5) More than 302 local population participated in on farming, ecotourism, and village planning.

Donor & Partners
The project was funded by IUCN and KFW

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