Resource Details

Daikin Industries Reforestation Project

Project: Project - Nonprofit Project - Business or Private

Contact Info

Aya Uraguchi Conservation International Japan - a.uraguchi@conservation.org

Affiliations

  • Daikin Industries Ltd.
  • Conservation International

Link(s)

http://www.daikin.com/csr/environment/reforestation/index.html

Species Info

  • Schima wallichii
  • Arenga pinnata
  • Altingia excelsa
  • Artocarpus heterophyllus
  • Maglonia blumei
  • Nephelium lappaceum
  • Toona sureni
  • Myristica fragrans
  • Syzigium rostrattum
  • Pithecollobium lobatum
  • Castanopsis argantea
  • Parkia speciosa

Description

  • Daikin Industries Ltd., a Japanese based air-conditioning company, has been partnering with Conservation International (CI) to support the reforestation of a degraded area along the edges of the Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park in Indonesia.
  • The national park, which has some of the little remaining forest area on the island of Java, is a source of water for the cities of Jakarta, Bogor, Tangerang, and Bekasi.
  • The mission is to plant trees within 200 hectares of the degraded buffer zone around the national park through tight partnerships with the community and stakeholders living around the national park. The tree species used in planting were selected by the desires of community groups for native species and tree species with edible fruits.
  • Daikin also has established a mobile environmental classroom to be used along with the reforestation project for environmental education of local stakeholders and community members.
  • The project began in 2008 with the selection of the areas to be reforested through meetings and opinion exchanges led by Conservation International Indonesia.
  • In November 2009, 5,000 seedlings of 5 native species were planted on 10 ha of land. Around 10% did not survive and were replaced. Additionally, a nursery was set up near the planting areas.
  • Since 2009, 28,000 seedlings were planted in 70 ha of land. Monitoring and maintaining activities have begun in which the saplings are cared for and replaced if needed.
  • Daikin and CI plan to continue tree planting along with the development of their eco-tourism, community agroforestry, environmental education, carbon analysis, and biodiversity research programs.

Geographical Region

  • Insular Southeast Asia
  • Ecosystems

  • Tropical Wet Forest
  • Country

  • Indonesia
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