Resource Details

Hutan Harapan (Harapan Rainforest)

Project: Project - Nonprofit

Contact Info

Ian Rowland:

Yusup Cahyadin:


  • Harapan Rainforest
  • Birdlife International
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
  • Burung Indonesia


Species Info

More than 100 species used, including:

  • Diospyros spp.
  • Ficus sp.
  • Palaquim gutta
  • Palaquim spp.
  • Balacata bacata
  • Pometia spp.
  • Kokoona ochracea
  • Artocarpus integer
  • Durio zibethinus
  • Mangifera foetida
  • Aquilaria malaccensis
  • Lithocarpus sp.
  • Archidendron bubalium
  • Homalium spp.
  • Alangium spp.
  • Irvingia malayana
  • Sandoricum spp.
  • Porterandia anysophylla
  • Syzygium laxiflorum
  • Styrax benzoin
  • Sterculia spp.
  • Koompasia malaccensis
  • Dialium spp.
  • Dyera costulata
  • Macaranga hypoleuca
  • Litsea spp.
  • Shorea spp.
  • Shorea ovalis
  • Hopea mengarawan
  • Intsia palembanica
  • Scaphium macropodum
  • Ochanostachys amentacea
  • Dryobalanops oblongifolia
  • Alstonia scholaris
  • Barringtonia macrosthacya
  • Bouea oppositifolia
  • Nephelium spp.
  • Semecarpus tomentosus
  • Xerospermum sp.
  • Xerospermum noronhianum
  • Anisophyllea disticha
  • Endospermum diadenum
  • Irvingia malayana
  • Polyathia spp.
  • Ixonanthes spp.
  • Pternandra cordata
  • Alphonsea javanica
  • Dacryodes spp.
  • Peronema canescens
  • Baccaurea sp.
  • Memecylon spp.
  • Memecylon spp.
  • Artocarpus elasticus


  • The mission of the Hutan Harapan, or Harapan Rainforest, project is to restore 100,000 hectares of logged tropical moist lowland forest in the Jambi and South Sumatra provinces of Indonesia.
  • The objectives are to help the land return to a viable and healthy, and productive ecosystem while developing multi-stakeholder participation and sharing knowledge about tropical rainforest restoration.
  • The first step was to get a long term concesion (60 years) for the land and there is a logging moratorium for during restoration. The license for South Sumatra was received in 2007 and for Jambi in 2010. 
  • The license calls for management for rehabilitation, conservation, and sustainable use of forest resources, including concession rights for environmental services, non-timber forest products, and other goods.
  • Tree cutting and growing oil palm is not permitted in the restoration forests.
  • Since 2007, a project owned nursery has been established and can produce 1.2 million seedlings annually, and four community nurseries have been established which provide 600,000 seedlings annually.
  • Restoration has been conducted on 500 ha of bareland, 250 ha of short secondary forest (belukar) using enrichment planting, 500 ha of medium secondary forest using enrichment planting, and 85 ha of lands undergoing assisted natural regeneration (ANR).
  • 50-60 framework species have been selected for the restoration and over 100 species have been planted, all native.
  • The future plans include the increase in local community partnerships in forest restoration and NTFP production, the expansion of community nurseries to a total of 10-12 in 2012, and the developing of PhD and MSc studies in forest restoration science on the project land.

Geographical Region

  • Insular Southeast Asia
  • Ecosystems

  • Tropical Wet Forest
  • Country

  • Indonesia
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