Resource Details

Ulu Masen Conservation Area

Project: Project - Business or Private

Contact Info

Geumala Yatim
Outreach Officer (based in Aceh)
Multi Donor Office Banda Aceh
Tel. 0812 699 2472


  • Aceh Forest and Environmental Protection (AFEP)
  • Leuser Foundation
  • Carbon Conservation Pty Ltd,
  • Flora and Fauna International


Species Info

Native and exotic plantings: more than 50% native


  • Status: Active
  • The area of the Ulu Masen Conservation Area has been degraded due to an illegal logging boom after the tsunami as well as increasing agricultural expansion.
  • The purpose of this project is to develop and test carbon finance mexhanisms to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to conserve biodiversity, and to contribute to the sustainable economic and social development of the local community.
  • In 2009, planting began in Aceh, Indonesia.
  • The total area projected for the project is for 750,000 ha to be designated as ‘Carbon Forests' (previously 150,000 hectares of conversion forest and 350,000 hectares timber production).
  • Monitoring, law enforcement, reforestation, restoration, and sustainable community logging is projected to occur on the 750,000 ha of land.
  • A buffer zone will also be developed on the periphery and comprises the majority of degraded land that will be reforested and rehabilitated,

Geographical Region

  • Insular Southeast Asia
  • Ecosystems

  • Tropical Wet Forest
  • Country

  • Indonesia
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